WHO Outbreak Communication Guidelines
Communication procedures are essential to outbreak control. These guidelines provide a list of important steps for communication during disease outbreaks.
They are designed to result in greater public resilience and guide appropriate public participation to support the rapid containment of an outbreak, thus limiting morbidity and mortality. In addition, effective outbreak communication may minimize the damage to a nation’s international standing, its economy and its public health infrastructure.
The steps include:
- Building trust
- Announcing early
- Dealing with the public
Last modified: August 16, 2021