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Title: Avian influenza protection knowledge, awareness, and behaviors in a high-risk population in Suphan Buri Province, Thailand
Authors: Tavorn Maton
Piyarat Butraporn
Jaranit Kaewkangwal
Wijitr Fungladda
Mahidol University
Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-May-2007
Citation: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.38, No.3 (2007), 560-568
Abstract: Avian influenza (AI) had outbreaks in Thailand from January 2004 to December 2005, which resulted in 22 human cases, and 14 deaths. Three confirmed cases were reported in Suphan Buri Province in 2004, one of whom died. A cross-sectional study aimed to investigate knowledge, attitudes, and practices about AI in Song Phi Nong District of Suphan Buri Province. Most of the respondents had moderate levels of knowledge. Most of their attitudes towards and practices of the prevention and control of AI were also appropriate. However, the peoples' knowledge about major signs and symptoms of AI was limited. The study suggested that those who had received information from media had better attitudes towards and practices of AI prevention and control, compared with those who had not received information from media. Therefore, the media played an important role in improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors; but for the better protection from AI, continuing health education will be necessary in Thailand.
ISSN: 01251562
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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