Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (Kap) of Ebola Virus Disease: Enugu State Metropolis Survey in Nigeria

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.04.02.Art022

Authors : Mgbe Chinenye Glory


Background: 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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