n South African Medical Journal - Ebola outbreak in Uganda : what we can and can not see from query trends : correspondence

Volume 103, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In July 2012, Uganda's Minister of Health notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an outbreak of Ebola. Even though some cases were reported later, the end of the outbreak was declared in October 2012. Current studies have assessed the use of internet tools to identify trends in queries regarding communicable diseases, which have been used for early identification of a potential outbreak.

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