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Outbreaks and infectious diseases can be difficult topics to cover. Stories need to be informative, sensitive and scientifically sound - all without inducing panic. When Ebola hit home in fall 2014 with a few cases on U.S. soil, it was easy to feed the public fear frenzy with inflammatory coverage. But how can journalists avoid sensationalism while still respecting the public's right to know? The following resources and websites provide some useful tips for reporting on Ebola or other outbreaks.
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