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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Ebola Virus Disease among Participants in an Ebola Vaccine Trial in Dakar, Senegal

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards Ebola Virus Disease among Participants in an Ebola Vaccine Trial in Dakar, Senegal

Author: 
Ndeye Aïssatou Lakhe
Khardiata Diallo Mbaye
Khadime Sylla
Ndeye Mery Dia Badiane
Cheikh Tacko Diop
Viviane Marie Pierre Cisse Diallo
Daye Ka
Louise Fortes Deguenonvo
Cheikh Tidiane Ndour
Masserigne Soumare
Moussa Seydi
Publication Date
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Affiliation: 

Fann National University Hospital (Lakhe, Mbaye, Diallo, Ka, Deguenonvo, Ndour, Soumare, Seydi); Cheikh Anta Diop University (Sylla); Gaston Berger University (Badiane); Alioune Diop University (Diop)

The 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was the trigger to mobilise efforts to promptly obtain a safe and effective vaccine. The objectives of this survey, which was conducted at one of the two Senegalese sites of an Ebola vaccine trial, were to assess the EVD-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices of participants and to determine the association of key sociodemographic characteristics with knowledge of transmission mode, reservoir, stigma, and handwashing behaviour.

Of the 250 subjects at the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Clinic (SMIT) of Fann Hospital who were included in this study:

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Journal of Tropical Diseases 2018, 6:4 DOI: 10.4172/2329-891X.1000276. Image credit: World Bank Group

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