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Another Dimension

Thoughtful essays, short stories, or poems on philosophical issues related to science, medical practice, and human health. Topics may include science and the human condition, the unanticipated side of epidemic investigations, or how people perceive and cope with infections and illness.

Volume 16—2010

Volume 16, Number 11—November 2010

Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010

image of the 'Thumbnail' version of the Volume 16, Number 5—May 2010 cover of the CDC's EID journal
Sticky Decisions: Peanut Butter in a Time of Salmonella PDF Version [PDF - 245 KB - 5 pages]
G. Kaptan and B. Fischhoff
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We present a consumer-focused perspective on creating communications regarding potentially contaminated foods. It is illustrated with decisions that might have faced US consumers during the 2009 recalls of peanut and pistachio products. The example shows how knowledge about test results and regulatory processes might be made more useful to consumers.

Volume 16, Number 3—March 2010

Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010

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