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Is Twitter an Essential Tool for Infectious Diseases Healthcare Professionals?

Pharmacy OneSource Blog, January 21, 2016

During the Ebola outbreak in 2014, the world was connecting on social media to discuss and learn about this disease in real time on Twitter. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used social media to disseminate accurate information related to the Ebola disease. The CDC used Twitter specifically to conduct question-and-answer-type online discussions called “tweet chats” that were seen as a successful way to provide and disseminate timely and quality education and updates during an infectious disease outbreak. (Lee TM. CDC, Ebola & Tweet chats: was this venue a success. Available at: Accessed 14 January 2016.)

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