Innovative Technological Approaches for Community Resilience Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Methods: A cross-sectional community-based study was conducted in Sudan in 2013. A special One Health questionnaire was developed to compile data from 235 households. Face-toface interviews were conducted in an area that was exposed to the RVF outbreak. Results: The community practiced risk factors such as handling sick animals, helping animals to deliver without protection measures, was only partially using mosquito bed nets, and usually not impregnated. Information about the RVF outbreak was mainly gained through social networks, while the health system or veterinarians were not used as an information source. This increases the possibility of rumors, wrong information and consequently disease dispersal. Conclusion: We found that formulating the One Health approach team from different disciplines would be the best strategy to communicate the …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017