Public Health's New Tool Is Wikipedia

November 14, 2014 5:40 PM

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Public Health's New Tool Is Wikipedia

All that online symptom-searching and self-diagnosing has paid off: Reseach has shown that traffic to the site can be used to predict disease outbreaks well in advance.

As there is with anything in this life, there are some upsides and some downsides to the Internet-as-doctor approach.

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