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How human cognition can affect the spreading of diseases like Ebola

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2017 | AAAS

(University of Sydney) Psychologists from the University of Sydney and Texas Tech have applied science to health communication and found that the way the message is conveyed can have a significant impact on awareness about diseases, like Ebola, that jump from animals to people. The researchers found that the more animals that are known to carry a virus, the more people will perceive a risk from any animal.

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