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Erratum published on 18 March 2016, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(3), 335.

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(10), 13289-13294; doi:10.3390/ijerph121013289

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Medical Students: Letter from China

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School of Public Health, Wannan Medical College, Wuhu 24100, China
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Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, University of Maryland, MD 20740, USA
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College of Business, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, AR 72204, USA
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School of Food Science, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, Zhongshan 528458, China
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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, LA 70112, USA
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Received: 23 July 2015 / Revised: 14 October 2015 / Accepted: 19 October 2015 / Published: 23 October 2015
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Abstract

Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the knowledge of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) among Chinese medical students. Methods: A structured questionnaire on MERS was conducted among 214 medical students in China. Results: The average correction of the single question varied from 36.0% to 89.7%. There is a significant difference on MERS knowledge among different majors of medical students (p < 0.05). Management students scored significantly higher than students of other majors (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Chinese medical students had good knowledge of MERS. The MERS knowledge score varied among students of different majors. Education on disease control should be included in the school curriculum. View Full-Text
Keywords: MERS; China; medical student; awareness; respiratory infection MERS; China; medical student; awareness; respiratory infection
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Liu, M.; Jiang, C.; Donovan, C.; Wen, Y.; Sun, W. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Medical Students: Letter from China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 13289-13294.

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