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On Twitter, Anti-vaccination Statements Spread More Easily Than pro-vaccination Statements
2013-04-05 09:39:14

On Twitter, a popular microblogging and social-networking service, statements about vaccines may have unexpected effects -- positive messages may backfire, according to a team of Penn State University researchers

Using Classroom Schedules To Keep Track Of Flu Outbreaks
2013-02-13 17:38:41

Classroom rosters combined with human-networking theory may give a clearer picture of just how infectious diseases such as influenza can spread through a closed group of people, and even through populations at large.

Twitter Helps Track Vaccination Rates And Attitudes
2011-10-15 04:08:04

A unique and innovative analysis of how social media can affect the spread of a disease has been designed and implemented by a scientist at Penn State University studying attitudes toward the H1N1 vaccine.

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2010-12-14 13:35:47

It's colds and flu season, and as any parent knows, colds and flu spread like wildfire, especially through schools.


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