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Crowdsourcing disease surveillance using social media: a tool to fight off disease outbreaks?

Crowdsourcing disease surveillance raises several questions about health data privacy and accuracy that many healthcare personnel are reluctant to actually use it even as an adjunct to validated, diagnostics based disease surveillance. Given that the Philippines don’t have that many diagnostics centers for disease outbreaks, can social media crowdsourcing be of help in disease surveillance?