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      What can digital disease detection learn from (an external revision to) Google Flu Trends?

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          Abstract

          Google Flu Trends (GFT) claimed to generate real-time, valid predictions of population influenza-like illness (ILI) using search queries, heralding acclaim and replication across public health. However, recent studies have questioned the validity of GFT.

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          Journal
          Am J Prev Med
          American journal of preventive medicine
          1873-2607
          0749-3797
          Sep 2014
          : 47
          : 3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
          [2 ] Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
          [3 ] Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, California. Electronic address: ayers.john.w@gmail.com.
          Article
          S0749-3797(14)00238-4
          10.1016/j.amepre.2014.05.020
          24997572
          Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Inc.

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