Harvard School of Public Health and SSRS, an independent research company released a study in mid-October which shows some interesting perceptions the US population has about Ebola (report attached below). For example, 85% of the survey respondents said that “someone would be likely to get Ebola if a symptomatic person sneezed or coughed on them.” More than half of adults (52%) were concerned that there will be an Ebola outbreak in the US within the next 12 months. Despite repeated efforts from sources like the CDC to clarify the particulars of Ebola, many are still confused.
I am curious to hear thoughts from members here on what innovative steps the medical and public health community could take to clear this confusion?
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