2017
DOI: 10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20175148
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Dengue: awareness, preventive practices and water storage behaviour in an urban community of Delhi

Abstract: Background: Dengue, an arboviral disease transmitted by Aedes egypti mosquito, has become an important public health problem, with almost half the population of the world being at risk. Community awareness and involvement for vector control is an important aspect of disease prevention and control. The aims and objective was to assess awareness and preventive practices used for dengue and related water storage behaviour in an urban area of Delhi. Methods: Observational, descriptive, cross sectional study. Resul… Show more

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“…Many of the research participants stated the dirty and unclean water such as sewage drains are the most common breeding sites for dengue mosquitoes. The knowledge level on DF found in our study is comparable to similar KAP study ndings previously conducted in the Dhaka city of Bangladesh [21], India [22], Pakistan [23], Malaysia [5], Thailand [24], Brazil [25] and Jamaica [26]. In this study, some of the participants were able to correctly identify all of the symptoms of DF apart from many respondents who identi ed fever as an obvious symptom.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
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“…Many of the research participants stated the dirty and unclean water such as sewage drains are the most common breeding sites for dengue mosquitoes. The knowledge level on DF found in our study is comparable to similar KAP study ndings previously conducted in the Dhaka city of Bangladesh [21], India [22], Pakistan [23], Malaysia [5], Thailand [24], Brazil [25] and Jamaica [26]. In this study, some of the participants were able to correctly identify all of the symptoms of DF apart from many respondents who identi ed fever as an obvious symptom.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
“…The mostly favored preventive measures used by the respondents reported in this study was using of mosquito coils (38.5%). Using bed nets would be ineffective in preventing Aedes mosquito bites as most of them were used only at night [22]. Only a few of the research participants (13%) responded that cleaning the surroundings can be preventive measures.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Similarly, another study from Delhi has shown a high awareness of dengue (98.8%). 21 and Valantine et al study has shown 4% of the participants have never heard about dengue. 22 Newspaper (43%) emerged as the major source of information on dengue in the present study.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 88%
“…Similar finding Arora et al Delhi study. 21 In this study, 50% of study population considered dengue as a serious illness and felt need of treatment and hospitalization is necessary for adequate cure. In another study done in Maharashtra by Taksande, it was found that 94% of study participants felt the need for hospitalization for dengue treatment.…”
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confidence: 92%
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