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Table 1 Keywords used in Weibo post search of which the results were kept in the final analysis of this study

From: Chinese social media reaction to the MERS-CoV and avian influenza A(H7N9) outbreaks

Keywords Transliteration in English under the Hanyu Pinyin system Description
禽流感* qín liúgǎn Avian Influenza (Avian Flu)
H7N9 N/A H7N9 refers to the type of hemagglutinin and neuraminidase of the influenza strain. This is used as part of the standard nomenclature of influenza strain
SARS N/A The acronym for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
沙士 sà sī The phonetic transliteration of SARS
冠状病毒 guàn zhuàng bìng dú Coronavirus
  1. *流感 (liúgǎn; flu) is the short form of 流行性感冒 (liú xíng xìng gǎn mào; influenza), just like flu is the short form for influenza in English.