About the Authors

Clark C. Freifeld, Rumi Chunara, Sumiko R. Mekaru, Emily H. Chan, John S. Brownstein
Children's Hospital Informatics Program at Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Clark C. Freifeld, Rumi Chunara, Emily H. Chan, John S. Brownstein
Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Sumiko R. Mekaru
Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Taha Kass-Hout
Public Health Surveillance Program Office, Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, & Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Anahi Ayala Iacucci
Internews, Nairobi, Kenya

John S. Brownstein
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

clark.freifeld@childrens.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Designed the experiments/the study: CCF JSB. Analyzed the data: CCF SRM JSB. Collected data/did experiments for the study: CCF RC SRM EHC JSB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: CCF. Contributed to the writing of the paper: CCF RC SRM EHC TKH AAI JSB. Contributed to the development of software tools used in the study: CCF. Responsible for data integrity: EHC.