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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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Copyright Info: © 2017, Sunmoo Yoon, et al., licensee AIMS Press. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licese (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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