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Rumor surveillance and avian influenza H5N1

Samaan, Gina; Patel, Mahomed; Olowokure, Babatunde; Roces, Maria C; Oshitani, Hitoshi


We describe the enhanced rumor surveillance during the avian influenza H5N1 outbreak in 2004. The World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Office identified 40 rumors; 9 were verified to be true. Rumor surveillance informed immediate public health action and prevented unnecessary and costly responses.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases


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