Evaluating livestock farmers knowledge, beliefs, and management of arboviral diseases in Kenya: A multivariate fractional probit approach
This study evaluates the drivers of livestock farmers’ KBM of ADs from a sample of 629 respondents selected using a three-stage sampling procedure in Kenya’s three h otspot counties of Baringo, Kwale, and Kilifi. A multivariate fractional probit model was used to assess the factors influencing the intensity of KBM. Only a quarter of the farmers had any knowledge of ADs while over four-fifths of them could not manage any of the three diseases. Access to informati on (experience and awareness), income, education, religion, and distance to a health facility considerably influenced the intensity of farmers’ KBM of ADs in Kenya. Thus, initiatives geared towards improving access to information through massive awareness campaigns are necessary to mitigate behavi oral barriers in ADs management among rural communities in Kenya.
[Nation] The war against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence meted on girls, has received a major boost in Tharaka Nithi County with the establishment of a rescue centre.
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CONCLUSION: The navicular bone may develop primary subacute osteomyelitis in immunocompetent child. Early diagnosis is important for prescribing effective conservative treatment.PMID:34703582 | PMC:PMC8521230 | DOI:10.1016/j.amsu.2021.102911
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[Nation] Kenya on Tuesday recorded 151 new Covid-19 infections, with a positivity rate of 2.1 per cent, down from 1.2 per cent on Monday, raising total confirmed positive cases in the country to 252,839. The cases were from a sample size of 7,224 tested in the last 24 hours.
We report a considerable exposure to RVFV and CHIKV among Wami-Dakawa residents during the dry season and an absence of exposure of the viruses among hum ans in Magugu site. In both sites, no DENV exposure nor infection was detected.
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
This report summarizes the lectures held at the meeting and highlights advances in the field.
This report summarizes the lectures held at the meeting and highlights advances in the field. PMID: 30597184 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In this study, we were able to demonstrate that our measure for mosquito-borne viral suitability is informative in the context of Myanmar, despite the lack of ento-epidemiological datasets with high spatio-temporal resolution. By estimating suitability through climate variables and known ento-epidemiological parameters, we were able to project mosquito-born virus (MBV) suitability at the district level, a resolution for which epidemiological data and mosquito abundance measures are not generally available. Here, we discuss the national and subnational public health and control implications for MBVs in the context of our pr...