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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187-188

Knowledge, attitude and practices about zoonoses with reference to campylobacteriosis in a rural area of West Bengal


All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Department of Microbiology, Kolkata, India

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U K Chattopadhyay
All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Department of Microbiology, Kolkata
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Campylobacteriosis is a leading cause of zoonotic diarrhoea in the developed as well as developing countries. Domestic animals particularly the poultry act as a source of human infections. Domestic animal rearing is a very common practice in India particularly in rural areas. The present study of KAP of Zoonosis showed 68.2 % of 500 families interviewed did not have knowledge about zoonotic diseases in rural Bengal and not a single family had any idea of Campylobacter infections.


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