During the 2016 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing and Media, I presented with my colleagues a poster titled “Traveler Preferences for Reporting to State and Local Public Health Authorities as Part of Post-Arrival Monitoring During the 2014-2016 Ebola Epidemic”. The poster examined how travelers arriving from countries with Ebola outbreaks reported (e.g. by phone, text) their temperature and symptoms to public health authorities versus how they wanted to report. We also examined if there was an association between how someone reported and their self-reported compliance with post-arrival monitoring.
State and local public health departments would find the results salient as they prepare for intaking reporting data from the public for future epidemics that require monitoring.
You can view the poster here.