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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41-47

Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among health-care providers regarding Zika virus infection

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
2 Department of Dental, Divine Multi Speciality Hospital, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Dr. Apurva Tyagi
M.P.H. Texilla American University
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_371_17

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Aims and Objectives: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. The study was designed to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding ZIKV infection among rural health-care providers in Aligarh district, Uttar Pradesh, India. Materials and Methods: A total of 600 health-care providers were selected through stratified random sampling in an interventional survey. A self-structured, closed-ended questionnaire was administered to each participant in two phases to record their demographic, professional characteristics, knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding ZIKV. Results: Out of 600 health-care workers contacted, 585 (97.5%) agreed to participate in the survey. Multivariable linear regression analysis was carried out to assess the association of participant's professional characteristics with their knowledge, attitude, and practices. Conclusion: It showed that there was a wide gap between the level of awareness, knowledge, and practice among the different categories of health-care providers about the ZIKV. This study revealed that there was a very high probability of the risk of transmission of ZIKAV through health-care settings and hence health-care personnel must strictly adhere to Universal Precautions to prevent it.

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