Social media communication during disease outbreaks: Findings and recommendations

Colin McInnes, Harald Hornmoen

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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 2014-2015 outbreak of Ebola in West Africa: The use by authorities in UK and Norway during the 2014-2015 West African Ebola outbreak; and the use by established media in the UK.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Use In Crisis and Risk Communication
Subtitle of host publicationEmergencies, Concerns and Awareness
EditorsKlas Backholm, Harald Hornmoen
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781787562691
ISBN (Print)9781787562721
Publication statusPublished - 01 Oct 2018


  • Ebola outbreak
  • Established UK media
  • Health authorities
  • Recommendations
  • Risk communication
  • Social media


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