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Managing the Ebola Outbreak and Media Perception of Disease

Sep 20, 2014 | 13:00 GMT
Media coverage of Ebola in West Africa
A newspaper salesman propagates media opinion in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 8.
(DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

In an age of social media and widespread Internet access, the global impact of disease can often be inflated. The skewed presentation of information can distort the public's perception of the risk a disease poses, so it is important to keep the actual impact of an outbreak in perspective....

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