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Table 4 Knowledge on the scientific understanding and modes of transmission of MERS

From: Adequacy of public health communications on H7N9 and MERS in Singapore: insights from a community based cross-sectional study

N = 613 Yes No Not sure
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Scientific understanding of MERS-CoV
1 MERS-CoV can cause serious disease in an infected person, leading to death. 539 (87.9)b 5 (0.8) 69 (11.3)
2 There are vaccines that can prevent MERS-CoV infection in peoplea 113 (18.4) 224 (36.6)b 276 (45.0)
3 Has MERS-CoV caused any human deaths? 460 (75.0)b 45 (4.1) 128 (20.9)
Modes of transmission of MERS-CoV: Can MERS-CoV be transmitted through the following ways?
4 Being near an infected person who is coughing and sneezing 509 (83.0)b 20 (3.3) 84 (13.7)
5 Bites by mosquitos which are carrying the new Coronavirus 308 (50.2) 161 (26.3)b 144 (23.5)
6 Exchanges of blood (e.g. injection or transfusion) 452 (73.7) 53 (8.7)b 108 (17.6)
  1. aAt time of interview, there were no vaccines available
  2. bIndicates the number and percentage of respondents who got the question correct