Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about kala-azar and its sandfly vector in rural communities of Nepal.

@article{Koirala1998KnowledgeAA,
  title={Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about kala-azar and its sandfly vector in rural communities of Nepal.},
  author={Sidhhartha Koirala and Subhash Chandra Parija and Prahalad Karki and Murari Lal Das},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={1998},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={
          485-90
        }
}
Reported are the results of a study of the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) about kala-azar of the inhabitants of two villages (Titaria and Haraincha) situated in terai (plain) areas of Nepal. The villagers had poor knowledge about the transmission of kala-azar, with most villagers perceiving that mosquitos, instead of sandflies, were responsible for transmission of the infection. Most also failed to recognize the common symptoms of kala-azar. The majority of the respondents, 78.9% in… CONTINUE READING

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