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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela

Elsinga, J., Schmidt, M., Lizarazo, E. F., Vincenti-Gonzalez, M. F., Velasco-Salas, Z. I., Arias, L., Burgerhof, J. G. M. & Tami, A., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99, 1, p. 195-203 9 p.

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Elsinga, J., Schmidt, M., Lizarazo, E. F., Vincenti-Gonzalez, M. F., Velasco-Salas, Z. I., Arias, L., ... Tami, A. (2018). Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 99(1), 195-203. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0528

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Elsinga, Jelte ; Schmidt, Masja ; Lizarazo, Erley F. ; Vincenti-Gonzalez, Maria F. ; Velasco-Salas, Zoraida I. ; Arias, Luzlexis ; Burgerhof, Johannes G. M. ; Tami, Adriana. / Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018 ; Vol. 99, No. 1. pp. 195-203.

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Elsinga, J, Schmidt, M, Lizarazo, EF, Vincenti-Gonzalez, MF, Velasco-Salas, ZI, Arias, L, Burgerhof, JGM & Tami, A 2018, 'Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 195-203. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0528

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela. / Elsinga, Jelte; Schmidt, Masja; Lizarazo, Erley F.; Vincenti-Gonzalez, Maria F.; Velasco-Salas, Zoraida I.; Arias, Luzlexis; Burgerhof, Johannes G. M.; Tami, Adriana.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 99, No. 1, 2018, p. 195-203.

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Elsinga J, Schmidt M, Lizarazo EF, Vincenti-Gonzalez MF, Velasco-Salas ZI, Arias L et al. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018;99(1):195-203. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0528


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@article{1b478d2ce8894f7f8eadc0990da376ef,
title = "Knowledge, Attitudes, and Preventive Practices Regarding Dengue in Maracay, Venezuela",
abstract = "Dengue, a viral mosquito-borne disease currently affects more than 2.5 billion people living in endemic areas worldwide. In vector control, social mobilization and community behavioral changes are of crucial importance. Here, we identified the factors influencing community dengue preventive practices in a high-transmission urban area in Venezuela. Between September 2013 and February 2014, a cross-sectional study at the household level was carried out in Maracay city, Venezuela. A precoded questionnaire was used to obtain information on people's knowledge, attitudes, and use of preventive practices in relation to dengue. Concomitantly, entomological data was collected from households. In 80{\%} of the 105 included households, 1-5 preventive practices (e.g., repellents, insecticides) against mosquito bites were used. However, 57{\%} of the examined houses had potential Aedes breeding sites indoors and/or outdoors, most of which positive for Aedes spp. larvae/pupae. Preventive practices were associated with a previous dengue infection (P = 0.030) and a better knowledge on dengue symptoms and transmission route (P = 0.020). In turn, knowledge was associated with feeling at risk (P <0.001), a previous dengue infection (P = 0.010), and reported exposure to information sources of dengue (P = 0.011). Even though the knowledge level of the community over transmission ways was high, and most of the individuals took measures to avoid mosquito bites, potential mosquito breeding sites were present in almost two-thirds of the examined properties. Health promotion activities in Venezuela should aim at raising awareness at the community level on the importance of combining mosquito bite prevention with removal of breeding sites in and around the households.",
keywords = "AEDES-AEGYPTI CONTROL, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, INTERSECTORAL COORDINATION, VECTOR CONTROL, PUERTO-RICO, FEVER, PERSPECTIVE, AMERICA, INDEXES, JAMAICA",
author = "Jelte Elsinga and Masja Schmidt and Lizarazo, {Erley F.} and Vincenti-Gonzalez, {Maria F.} and Velasco-Salas, {Zoraida I.} and Luzlexis Arias and Burgerhof, {Johannes G. M.} and Adriana Tami",
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