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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27466046/mhealth-to-improve-measles-immunization-in-guinea-bissau-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Emil Rossing, Henrik Ravn, Celso Soares Pereira Batista, Amabelia Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have revealed a low measles vaccination (MV) rate in the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (West Africa) that has not increased in accordance with the increasing coverage of other vaccinations. Measles is the deadliest of all childhood rash/fever illnesses and spreads easily, implying that if the vaccination coverage is declining there is a significant risk of new measles outbreaks [27]. Meanwhile, mobile health (mHealth; the use of mobile phones for health interventions) has generated much enthusiasm, and shown potential in improving health service delivery in other contexts...
July 27, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26046634/sources-of-spatial-animal-and-human-health-data-casting-the-net-wide-to-deal-more-effectively-with-increasingly-complex-disease-problems
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Kim B Stevens, Dirk U Pfeiffer
During the last 30years it has become commonplace for epidemiological studies to collect locational attributes of disease data. Although this advancement was driven largely by the introduction of handheld global positioning systems (GPS), and more recently, smartphones and tablets with built-in GPS, the collection of georeferenced disease data has moved beyond the use of handheld GPS devices and there now exist numerous sources of crowdsourced georeferenced disease data such as that available from georeferencing of Google search queries or Twitter messages...
April 2015: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology
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