Volume of print media coverage and diagnostic testing for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus during the early phase of the 2009 pandemic
Journal of Clinical Virology, 06/26/2012
Olowokure B et al. – The results presented suggest a temporal association between volume of media reporting and number of laboratory tests. The increased volume of media reporting, in particular the intense school–related coverage, may have raised population concern leading to an increased demand for diagnostic testing. These results have potential implications for future pandemic preparedness planning.