Fake news makes disease outbreaks worse, research shows

(University of East Anglia) The rise of fake news could be making disease outbreaks worse -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers focused on influenza, monkeypox and norovirus across two studies -- but they say their findings could also be useful for dealing with the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.
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Publication date: Available online 28 March 2020Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and InfectionAuthor(s): Yu-Han Xing, Wei Ni, Qin Wu, Wen-Jie Li, Guo-Ju Li, Wen-Di Wang, Jian-Ning Tong, Xiu-Feng Song, Gary Wing-Kin Wong, Quan-Sheng Xing
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In this study, we proposed a comparative analysis approach and built a model to simulate outbreaks of 3 different in‐flight infections in a similar cabin environment, that is, influenza A H1N1, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (CoV), and norovirus. The simulation results seemed to suggest that the close contact route was probably the most significant route (contributes 70%, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 67%‐72%) in the in‐flight transmission of influenza A H1N1 transmission; as a result, passengers within 2 rows of the index case had a significantly higher infection risk than others in the outbrea...
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