Perceptions and Reactions with Regard to Pneumonic Plague

Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2010;16(1):120-122 DOI 10.3201/eid1601.081604


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Journal Title: Emerging Infectious Diseases

ISSN: 1080-6040 (Print); 1080-6059 (Online)

Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Infectious and parasitic diseases

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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G. James Rubin

Richard Amlôt

M. Brooke Rogers

Ian Hall

Steve Leach

John Simpson

Simon Wessely


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Abstract | Full Text

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.