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Tweets can help doctors to find out when and where are the epidemics bursts

Scientists at San Diego State University studied over 160,000 Twitter messages that contained the word "flu" and additional 6,000 tweets containing the word "influenza". The conclusion of the study was that social networks such as Twitter can be used to find out about epidemic bursts that may occur. Twitter, the microblogging network can be used for other purposes than keeping you updated with the latest current celebrity activity. It may help...