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Israeli study says Zika virus alerts spread too much confusion


Hebrew University study says information on the epidemic was at too high a reading level.

Information about the 2015- 2016 Zika virus epidemic that was released by the World Health Organization caused confusion and even panic in the world because it was written for people with graduate-school educations rather than the common man.

Also, press releases issued by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were found to be suited for high-school graduates but not people with less education.

These are the conclusions reached by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who studied health monitoring and communication during the ...

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