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[Correspondence] Scientific journalism in Africa to help fight global health emergencies

The epidemic of the Ebola virus disease is not over yet because of persisting fear, mistrust, and opposition in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.1 In view of the absence of an effective vaccine or treatment for this disease hitherto, outbreak control relies on isolation measures, monitoring contact cases, and disseminating preventive advice. However, despite the crucial importance of communication in outbreak contexts, there is no clear proposal from international agencies to improve the quality of broadcasted information in the wake of this epidemic.

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