Social media communication during disease outbreaks:Findings and recommendations

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Type Chapter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Use in Risk and Crisis Communication
EditorsKlas Backholm, Harald Hornmoen
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Chapter11
Pages255-275
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2018
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Abstract

The chapter provides recommendations for key communicators’ social media use during pandemic threats. Recommendations are based on findings from two sets of case studies during the 2014-15 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa: the use by authorities in UK and Norway during the 2014-15 West African Ebola outbreak; and the use by established media in the UK.