The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was declared in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry
of Health on 24th July 2014 following the arrival of a male passenger from
Liberia. Aim: The study set to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices
of Ebola Virus Disease among residents in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria. Primary care
providers. Materials and Methods: A total 394 participants were
recruited for this descriptive cross sectional study. Data was collected using
structured interviewer administered questionnaire focusing on demographic
characteristics, knowledge of Ebola virus disease, and infection control
practices. Data analysis was carried out using SPSS version 15. Results: The
results were expressed in percentages. It showed relatively low awareness (31
.0% )about EVD with the female gender predominating. The most significant
source being from the television media. Conclusion: The most important
tool to fight EVD is correct adequate information through various media as
prevention through improved personal hygiene is key.
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