Sentiment analysis of an epidemic: A case of Nipah virus in India

V. Jayan, Sreejith Alathur, Rajesh R. Pai

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Data in social media and other news media can have an impact on the decision-making process of the government and the citizen if properly examined. The mode and pace of dissemination in both media leads to an increase in the delivery of misinformation. This affects the economy of the country and people's mental health. The government must formulate the required measures to counter the proliferation of fake messages and disinformation in the media, which would otherwise lead to an unnecessary burden. Regulation of health communication during the period of epidemic is important, as it has an effect on the mental health of users of the media. The study assesses the emotions of health communication in social media and online news media in the context of the Nipah epidemic in India during 2018.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics


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