Media messages and perception of risk for Ebola virus infection, United States

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Abstract

News media have been blamed for sensationalizing Ebola in the United States, causing unnecessary alarm. To investigate this issue, we analyzed US-focused news stories about Ebola virus disease during July 1-November 30, 2014. We found frequent use of risk-elevating messages, which may have contributed to increased public concern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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