Handling Europe's first Ebola case: Internal hospital communication experience.
Am J Infect Control. 2015 Feb 24;
Authors: Mosquera M, Melendez V, Latasa P
Europe's first Ebola virus disease (EVD) case was diagnosed in our hospital. There was an unjustified panic in the population because of an imbalance of credibility assigned to the media as opposed to scientific information. A reinforcement of hospital internal communication was needed to keep health care workers informed with up-to-date scientific EVD information. The proactive management of information flow to both internal and external actors is required to reduce unjustified fear within the public.
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