ECDC developed epitweetr to find public health signals in the Twitter noise

The value and need for epidemiological threat detection requires little argument in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic still has a profound impact on our lives and will likely continue to do so for quite some time. As such, when the Epidemic Intelligence team at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) started the development on a prototype of epitweetr, a tool designed to automatically monitor trends on Twitter in July 2019 that could be seen as inspired timing. 
COVID-19 was added to the prototype in January 2021.

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