Fake news can make disease outbreaks worse, research shows

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): It has come to notice that the spread of misinformation, harmful advice, fake news about diseases could be making its outbreaks worse, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers say their findings could also be useful for dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The researchers' team is on the take that a bid to combat people sharing misinformation on social media could save lives. Many harmful effects are known around the spread of misinformation, but less known is the possibility that misinformation spread could harm human health, especially during the outbreak of an infectious disease.

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