New Communication Strategies for Preventing Misinformation

“The main purpose of this document is to offer recommendations to prevent the emergence and spread of misinformation in the course of a major infectious disease outbreak, and how misinformation can be corrected. Additionally, the document seeks to provide a background context in relation to the origins and persistent effect of misinformation and rumours in time. Finally, the document discusses key components of outbreak communication, such as presentation of scientific uncertainties and information gaps, and their role in the emergence of misinformation.

This guidance document is intended for public health officials, communicators or professionals with a role in the development and implementation of communication strategies during major infectious disease outbreaks.”

Last modified: June 17, 2021

Language: English