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Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;18(7):1184-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1807.120249.

Timeliness of nongovernmental versus governmental global outbreak communications.

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McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Abstract

To compare the timeliness of nongovernmental and governmental communications of infectious disease outbreaks and evaluate trends for each over time, we investigated the time elapsed from the beginning of an outbreak to public reporting of the event. We found that governmental sources improved the timeliness of public reporting of infectious disease outbreaks during the study period.

PMID:
22709741
PMCID:
PMC3376818
DOI:
10.3201/eid1807.120249
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