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What can we learn about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak from tweets?

1 Columbia University Medical Center, NY, USA
2 Department of Mathematics, CA, UCLA, USA
3 Library, UCLA, CA, USA
4 Department of Nursing, Hoseo University, Asan, South Korea

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS, 메르스 in Korean) is an emerging deadly viral respiratory disease with no treatment. This study applied a triangulation approach of quantitative structure and content miningtechniques while incorporating qualitative approaches guided by domain experts, to understand #MERS and #메르스 tweets. This study sought to gain insights about culturally-appropriate nursing activities for an emerging global acute disease management.
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Citation: Sunmoo Yoon, Da Kuang, Peter Broadwell, Haeyoung Lee, Michelle Odlum. What can we learn about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak from tweets?. Big Data and Information Analytics, 2017, 2(3&4): 203-207. doi: 10.3934/bdia.2017013


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