College students still largely misinformed about Ebola

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – Months after the Ebola virus outbreak of 2014 had briefly the U.S., American college students still understood little about the disease and how it spreads, a 2015 survey suggests. “I was particularly surprised that almost a third thought you could get Ebola from mosquitoes, but this belief has also been echoed in the HIV literature,” said Brandon Brown of the University of California Riverside School of Medicine, who coauthored a report about the survey in the American Journal of Infection Control. Most students got less than half of the survey questions correct, Brown told Reuters Health by email.
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