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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/582065
Title:
Ebola risk perception in Germany, 2014.
Authors:
Rübsamen, Nicole; Castell, Stefanie; Horn, Johannes; Karch, André; Ott, Jördis J; Raupach-Rosin, Heike; Zoch, Beate; Krause, Gérard ( 0000-0003-3328-8808 ) ; Mikolajczyk, Rafael ( 0000-0003-1271-7204 )
Abstract:
Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks have occurred during the past 5 decades, but none has affected European countries like the 2014 epidemic in West Africa. We used an online questionnaire to investigate risk perceptions in Germany during this epidemic peak. Our questionnaire covered risk perceptions, knowledge about transmission routes, media use, reactions to the outbreak, attitudes toward measures to prevent the spread of EVD and vaccination against EVD, and willingness to volunteer for aid missions. Of 974 participants, 29% indicated that they worried about EVD, 4% correctly stated virus transmission routes, and 75% incorrectly rated airborne transmission and transmission by asymptomatic patients as possible. Many indicated that if a patient were flown to Germany for treatment in a nearby hospital, they would adapt preventive behavior. Although most participants were not worried about EVD at the current stage of the epidemic, misperceptions regarding transmission were common and could trigger inappropriate behavior changes.
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
Citation:
Ebola risk perception in Germany, 2014. 2015, 21 (6):1012-8 Emerging Infect. Dis.
Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Issue Date:
Jun-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/582065
DOI:
10.3201/eid2106.150013
PubMed ID:
25989020
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1080-6059
Appears in Collections:
Publications of the AG (ESME)

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dc.contributor.authorRübsamen, Nicoleen
dc.contributor.authorCastell, Stefanieen
dc.contributor.authorHorn, Johannesen
dc.contributor.authorKarch, Andréen
dc.contributor.authorOtt, Jördis Jen
dc.contributor.authorRaupach-Rosin, Heikeen
dc.contributor.authorZoch, Beateen
dc.contributor.authorKrause, Gérarden
dc.contributor.authorMikolajczyk, Rafaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-11T14:34:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-11T14:34:16Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06en
dc.identifier.citationEbola risk perception in Germany, 2014. 2015, 21 (6):1012-8 Emerging Infect. Dis.en
dc.identifier.issn1080-6059en
dc.identifier.pmid25989020en
dc.identifier.doi10.3201/eid2106.150013en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/582065en
dc.description.abstractEbola virus disease (EVD) outbreaks have occurred during the past 5 decades, but none has affected European countries like the 2014 epidemic in West Africa. We used an online questionnaire to investigate risk perceptions in Germany during this epidemic peak. Our questionnaire covered risk perceptions, knowledge about transmission routes, media use, reactions to the outbreak, attitudes toward measures to prevent the spread of EVD and vaccination against EVD, and willingness to volunteer for aid missions. Of 974 participants, 29% indicated that they worried about EVD, 4% correctly stated virus transmission routes, and 75% incorrectly rated airborne transmission and transmission by asymptomatic patients as possible. Many indicated that if a patient were flown to Germany for treatment in a nearby hospital, they would adapt preventive behavior. Although most participants were not worried about EVD at the current stage of the epidemic, misperceptions regarding transmission were common and could trigger inappropriate behavior changes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleEbola risk perception in Germany, 2014.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHelmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany.en
dc.identifier.journalEmerging infectious diseasesen

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