成人猪流感

普林斯顿——没有人知道猪流感(H1N1)传染病将如何发展。它是会继续传播,还是会自行消失?它会不会在北半球的炎炎夏日暂时退避三舍,然后又在入秋之后卷土重来?猪流感病毒危害是会变得更加严重,还是会继续不温不火?流感专家们对这些几乎一无所知。

可以肯定,公共卫生官员可能会在向公众解释这种具备潜在威胁的新型疾病时出现错误。尽管他们具有丰富的病毒学和公共健康知识,但他们对怎样面对公众告知风险(和怎样倾听公众意见)却几乎一无所知。

因此我编写了这本猪流感风险交流入门,列举了公共卫生官员在向公众讲解这种新型疾病时 不该 怎么做。

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