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Amplification of perceived risk among users of a national travel health Web site during the 2013-2016 West African Ebola virus outbreak.

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Petersen, Jakob, Simons, Hilary and Patel, Dipti (2018) 'Amplification of perceived risk among users of a national travel health Web site during the 2013-2016 West African Ebola virus outbreak.'. American Journal of Infection Control, Vol 46, Issue 7, pp. 843-845.

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Abstract

Timely outbreak information was paramount to public health bodies issuing travel advisories during the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola virus outbreak. This article explores the potential for a syndromic system/Shewhart control chart based on the online interaction with a national travel health Web site in comparison with searches on the Google UK search engine. The study showed an amplification of perceived risk among users of a national travel health Web site months before the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and the initial surge in public interest on Google UK in August 2014. [Abstract copyright: Copyright © 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. All rights reserved.]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Preventive Medicine > WA 108 Preventive health services. Preventive medicine. Travel Medicine.
WA Public Health > WA 20.5 Research (General)
WA Public Health > Statistics. Surveys > WA 950 Theory or methods of medical statistics. Epidemiologic methods
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 534 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Well Travelled Clinic (WTC)
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.11.012
SWORD Depositor: JISC Pubrouter
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2018 11:09
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2019 02:02
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/8095

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