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Table 1 Summary of the 18 data sets used in the study

From: What's unusual in online disease outbreak news?

  Condition Country Official language Internet penetration (%) ProMED postings(A)
1 Hand Foot Mouth PR China zh 22.4 9
2 Ebola Congo fr 1.8 17
3 Yellow Fever Brazil pt 34.4 28
4 Influenza USA en 73.2 21
5 Cholera Iraq ar 1.0 5
6 Chikungunya Singapore en 67.4 8
7 Anthrax USA en 73.2 15
8 Yellow Fever Argentina es 49.4 5
9 Ebola Reston Philippines tl, en 21.5 15
10 Influenza Egypt ar 12.9 49
11 Plague USA en 73.2 8
12 Dengue Fever Brazil pt 34.4 27
13 Dengue Fever Indonesia id 10.5 14
14 Measles United Kingdom en 71.8 13
15 Chikungunya Malaysia ms 62.8 15
16 Yellow Fever Senegal fr 6.1 0
17 Influenza Indonesia id 10.5 35
18 Influenza Bangladesh bn 0.3 3
  1. Official language is given in ISO 3166-1 alpha 2; Internet penetration statistics are from Internet World Statistics March 31st2009. (A)'ProMED postings' shows the total number of true positives for each outbreak data set over the test study period.