Perceptions and Plans for Prevention of Ebola: Results From a National Survey

Bridget Kelly; Linda Squiers; Carla Bann; Alexander Stine; Heather Hansen; Molly Lynch


BMC Public Health. 2015;15(1136) 

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Findings from this study can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the communication efforts by government agencies and the media to educate the public about Ebola and how it can be transmitted and prevented. Future outbreak communication efforts can avoid propagating misinformation and distrust by providing accurate, clear, and factual information through credible sources. Such efforts will help to prevent discrimination and ensure Americans know how to effectively protect themselves in the future.