This thesis is about risk perception of infectious diseases, with a special focus on the emerging infections SARS and avian influenza, and explores potential determinants of risk perception and the relation of risk perception with precautionary behaviours. In this first chapter I discuss the context of emerging diseases, the theoretical framework, relevant studies on risk perception and infectious diseases, and the research questions addressed in this thesis.

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European Commission, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam-Rijnmond
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam
J. Brug (Hans)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

de Zwart, O. (2009, February 11). Exploring Risk Perceptions of Emerging Infectious Diseases. Retrieved from