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The knowledge, attitude and perception of onchocerciasis and ivermectin treatment by the people in Okpuje, Edo State, Nigeria

  title={The knowledge, attitude and perception of onchocerciasis and ivermectin treatment by the people in Okpuje, Edo State, Nigeria},
  author={Macdonald Daniel Wogu and Christopher E. Okaka},
The study was carried out to determine the knowledge, attitude and perception of onchocerciasis and its treatment with ivermectin by the people of Okpuje, an endemic community in Edo State, Nigeria. A four-step approach involving: a structured questionnaire, personal interview, physical examination and group discussion, were used in the study. Two hundred (200) volunteers, over ten years of age, were randomly chosen for the study. 61 persons (30.5%) inadequate knowledge of the disease but 139… 

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