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Ebola on Twitter and Google

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    December 21, 2014 12:35:51 AM PST
    A recent study in the The Lancet
    Showed a marked spike in the Ebola tweets and Google searchs on October 1 concomitant with the first imported case. In addition, there were many curse words, as defined by LIWC Language Dictionary
    and negative emotions associated with these tweets, far in excess of those in the tweets related to the flu.
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    Correspondence
     

    Ebola and the social media

    • a Department of Epidemiology, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458, USA
    • b College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    • c Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    • d Journalism and Media Studies Centre, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
     Available online 19 December 2014

    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at December 21, 2014 12:37:07 AM PST
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    December 27, 2014 7:25:41 AM PST
    Improvements in Ebola care have lowered the mortality rate to 30%, as reported in the NEJM.

    The treatment protocol includes.
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    January 18, 2015 12:14:02 PM PST
    Dr. Kent Brantly is described in this book.
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    January 18, 2015 12:15:35 PM PST
    Up to 50-people per day were buried in the graveyard.
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    January 18, 2015 12:21:01 PM PST
    Ebola: in harms way. A religious book found on Amazon. Note, I don't encourage non-gowned touching between Ebola persons and non-infected individuals. Father Damien started the first humane leper colony in Molochi, and probably for similar reasons he became infected with leprosy.