Avian Influenza Risk Perception, Hong Kong

  title={Avian Influenza Risk Perception, Hong Kong},
  author={Richard Fielding and Wendy W. T. Lam and Ella Y.Y. Ho and Tai Hing Lam and A. J. Hedley and Gabriel M. Leung},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
A telephone survey of 986 Hong Kong households determined exposure and risk perception of avian influenza from live chicken sales. Householders bought 38,370,000 live chickens; 11% touched them when buying, generating 4,220,000 exposures annually; 36% (95% confidence interval [CI] 33%-39%) perceived this as risky, 9% (7%-11%) estimated >50% likelihood of resultant sickness, whereas 46% (43%-49%) said friends worried about such sickness. Recent China travel (adjusted odds ratio 0.35; CI 0.13-0… CONTINUE READING

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