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Perceptions and Reactions with Regard to Pneumonic Plague

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G. James Rubin, Richard Amlot, M. Brooke Rogers, Ian Hall, Steve Leach, John Simpson, Simon Wessely

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120 - 122
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010

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We assessed perceptions and likely reactions of 1,005 UK adults to a hypothetical terrorist attack involving pneumonic plague. Likely compliance with official recommendations ranged from good (98% would take antimicrobial drugs) to poor (76% would visit a treatment center). Perceptions about plague were associated with these intentions.

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