Abstract

Evaluation of Knowledge, Attitude and Perception towards Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever among Students: A Cross Sectional Study

Pakistan is considered as an endemic country for Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever with sporadic cases reported during the last few years especially. The disease is transmitted mainly through infected animals directly or via infested ticks. Among all medically arboviruses and originated from segmented negative stranded RNA virus belonging to the Bunyaviridae, genus Nair virus and is characterized by acute hemorrhagic fever. The objective of the study is to evaluate the basic knowledge of CCHF, attitude towards CCHF and opinion regarding transmission of CCHF in students of different professionals. The design of the study was the cross sectional. To participate in the survey we offered the students from different departments. To participate in the survey total 100 students agreed and filled the questionnaire. A self-administered questionnaire was developed. Data was analyzed carefully by SPSS version 21. In professional education higher participation from the students of pharmacy department that constitute up to 47% while the least percentage obtained from the students of BBA that is 3%. The p-value of the entire knowledge and Attitude questions is found to be highly significant statistically. It has been concluded that inadequate knowledge has been found in our students that they even did not aware from CCHF that creates an alarming and emerging issue. Further studies regarding the knowledge, attitude and perception of CCHF should be recommended in the literature especially in students.


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Maria Ayub, Syeda Rida Hasnain, Fakhra Parveen, Urooj Khan, Iqra Alvi, Arooba Nasir, Hafsa Zahid, Nida Zaeem, Hafiza Iqra Batool, Hina Liaquat



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