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Table 2 Knowledge of CDDs (n=79) about onchocerciasis, Quara district, 2013

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of community drug distributors’ about onchocerciasis and community directed treatment with ivermectin in Quara district, North Western Ethiopia

Indicative questions on knowledge Response Number (%)
Have you ever heard about the disease called onchocerciasis Yes 79 (100.0)
No 0 (0.0)
The cause of the disease Filarial worm 9 (11.4)
Black (river) fly 57 (72.2)
Mosquito 2 (2.5)
Living in poor environmental sanitation 3 (3.8)
Poor personal hygiene 4 (5.1)
Sun scorching 2 (2.5)
Being not vaccinated 2 (2.5)
Oncho transmits from person to person Yes 63 (79.9)
No 11 (13.9)
I do not known 5 (6.3)
The mode of transmission of the disease Black fly bite 57 (72.2)
Contact with infected persons 1 (1.3)
Mosquito bite 1 (1.3)
Through breath 2 (2.5)
Sharing clothes 1 (1.3)
Sexual contact 1 (1.3)
The signs and symptoms of the disease Itching 62 (78.5)
Edema 31 (39.2)
Skin change 32 (40.5)
Oncho is preventable disease Yes 78 (98.7)
No 0 (0.0)
I do not know 1 (1.3)