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Institutional Trust and Misinformation in the Response to the 2018-19 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: A Population-based Survey

Institutional Trust and Misinformation in the Response to the 2018-19 Ebola Outbreak in North Kivu, DR Congo: A Population-based Survey

Author: 
Patrick Vinck, PhD
Phuong N Pham, PhD
Kenedy K Bindu
Juliet Bedford, DPhil
Eric J Nilles, MD
Publication Date
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Affiliation: 

Harvard Medical School, Harvard University (Vinck, Pham, Nilles); Center for Research on Democracy and Development in Arica, Free University of the Great Lakes Countries in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Bindu); Anthrologica (Bedford)

"The findings underscore the practical implications of mistrust and misinformation for outbreak control. These factors are associated with low compliance with messages of social and behavioural change and refusal to seek formal medical care or accept vaccines, which in turn increases the risk of spread of EVD."

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The Lancet https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30063-5. Image credit: CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC

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