Perspectives on Clinical and Translational Research

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BreakoutDetection: Using the new Twitter tool for influenza surveillance

Hey world!  It’s been a while.  Regardless… The ingenious duders over at Twitter recently released their BreakoutDetection tool (https://blog.twitter.com/2014/breakout-detection-in-the-wild) to evaluate anomalies and mean shifts in large time-series datasets.  The first thing that came to my mind was: will this work for outbreak detection?  Of course, it should – I regularly use statistical process control…

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