Knowledge, attitude and practice of the community for zoonotic fasciolosis in and around Kemissie, Amhara Ethiopia
Author(s): Sileshi Aregahagn, Mulat Asrat and Samrawit Melkamu
Abstract: A cross-sectional study was conducted from October, 2015to April, 2016 to determine and assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of the public towards its zoonotic importance in and around Kemissie, Ethiopia. In assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of the study groups 49.3% (N=74) knows that the causative agent of fasciolosis of which 62% (N=31) and 80% (N=8) are human and animal health professionals respectively. Among the respondents 81% (N=122) and 53.3% (N=80) believes that human can acquire the disease from consumption of raw vegetables and raw meat respectively while 24% (N=37) believes that the disease can transmitted to human by bat. Though, most of the respondents recommend patient to attend clinics not few believe that the disease is curable with holly water. In general this study reveals that fasciolosis is one of the important neglectedzoonotic disease in the study area which requires more attention and development of strategies for effective control and prevention.In conclusion, practice of community are mostly favourable for prevention and control activities, despite their mistaken knowledge low level of atitude for fasciolasis among members of the community.
How to cite this article:
Sileshi Aregahagn, Mulat Asrat, Samrawit Melkamu. Knowledge, attitude and practice of the community for zoonotic fasciolosis in and around Kemissie, Amhara Ethiopia. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2018;3(1):36-44.