Ebola response missions: To go or not to go? Crosssectional study on the motivation of European public health experts, December 2014 [article]

Ute Rexroth, Michaela Diercke, Emilie Peron, Christian Winter, Maria An Der Heiden, Andreas Gilsdorf, Robert Koch-Institut, Robert Koch-Institut
We surveyed European infectious disease epidemiologists and microbiologists about their decisions to apply for Ebola response missions. Of 368 respondents, 49 (15%) had applied. Applicants did not differ from non-applicants in terms of age, sex or profession but had more training in field epidemiology and more international experience. Common concerns included lack of support from families and employers. Clearer terms of reference and support from employers could motivate application and
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doi:10.25646/1968 fatcat:dmb3vpvuvrddxjqde5w7ilnlri