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Community risk perception in COVID-19: a neglected issue in public health

Hamid Safarpour12, Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh3, Moslem Sarani4, Davoud Pirani4, Mehdi Safari4, Meysam Safi-Keykaleh5
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2021.0031
Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(4):210-212.
  1. Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
  2. Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
  3. Department of Pediatrics, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
  4. Department of Health in Disasters and Emergencies, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  5. Nahavand School of Nursing and Midwifery, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran

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Community risk perception in COVID-19: a neglected issue in public health


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Vol 6, No 4 (2021)

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(4):210-212.


Risk perception
Community Health
Infectious disease


Hamid Safarpour
Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh
Moslem Sarani
Davoud Pirani
Mehdi Safari
Meysam Safi-Keykaleh

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