Use of social networks to inform the population about food borne disease

Agamemnonas Mellios, Aikaterini Kolokathi, Aggelos Mechili, Marianna Diomidous

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Abstract

Nowadays, it is globally observed that the incidence of food borne diseases is understated, as they are self-curable disease with mostly mild symptoms. As a result, many patients remain undiagnosed without seeking care in health services. In Greece, food borne diseases are the most common infectious diseases declared. There are more than 250 different food borne diseases described, caused either by biological agents (viruses, parasites, bacteria), or by physical and chemical causes. The purpose of this study is twofold: at first is to inform the population with the use of social networks on issues concerning food borne diseases and subsequently, is to create a Facebook page.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
Pages258-260
Number of pages3
Volume190
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Jul 20137 Jul 2013

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Informatics, Management, and Technology in Healthcare, ICIMTH 2013
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period5/07/137/07/13

Keywords

  • Food born disease
  • social
  • social networks
  • use of facebook

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    Mellios, A., Kolokathi, A., Mechili, A., & Diomidous, M. (2013). Use of social networks to inform the population about food borne disease. In Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (Vol. 190, pp. 258-260) https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-276-9-258