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A preliminary survey of knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding rabies in West Bengal, India

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Subhabrata Kumar

Malda Medical College & Hospital, Malda, West Bengal, IN
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Abstract

Introduction: This study was conducted to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of patients attending the general outpatient department in Malda Medical College about rabies.

Methods: A structured questionnaire was answered by 161 participants. The KAP score was calculated according to the response of the participant.

Results: Compared to adults, children in the 10-15year age group scored much less in all components of rabies prevention and post exposure management.

Conclusion: There was lack of awareness about post exposure prophylaxis of rabies in children. Awareness campaigns especially focusing on children are required to provide better medical care.

How to Cite: Kumar, S., 2019. A preliminary survey of knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding rabies in West Bengal, India. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 9(1), pp.79–83. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v9i1.8233
Published on 26 Apr 2019.
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