Perceptions and Reactions with Regard to Pneumonic Plague


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.

DOI: 10.3201/eid1601.081604

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@inproceedings{Rubin2010PerceptionsAR, title={Perceptions and Reactions with Regard to Pneumonic Plague}, author={Gideon James Rubin and Richard Aml{\^o}t and Marian Brooke Rogers and Ian M. Hall and Steve Leach and John Simpson and Simon Charles Wessely}, booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases}, year={2010} }