The following document was produced by the Department of Health and Human Services as part of their “Now Trending Challenge” to develop applications for monitoring disease outbreaks via Twitter. The document contains lists of various terms that are associated with a number of diseases from the common cold to diphtheria. The winner of the challenge, MappyHealth, allows users to view trending information for a variety of diseases in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on HHS’ efforts to monitor Twitter and the Now Trending Challenge, see Carlton Purvis’ article for Security Management magazine.
Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
- 25 pages
- March 2012