UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, contact tracing apps have emerged as the best examples of digital epidemiology, a nascent field where digital data is used to understand patterns of disease, and chart out interventions to prevent it.

What has led to the growth of digital epidemiology?

The rapid, unprecedented increase in the availability of relevant data from various digital sources creates considerable technical and computational challenges.

Good examples of digital epidemiology:

The field of digital epidemiology is new, but has been growing rapidly owing to the increasing amounts of data generated on the internet, especially on social media.


Aarogya Setu:

Privacy Concerns:

Road ahead:

Source:” The Hindu“.


How digital epidemiology is transforming the way epidemic are countered? Critically analyse the benefits and concerns of digital epidemiology.