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Table 1 Knowledge regarding chikungunya and dengue infections among healthcare workers

From: Healthcare workers knowledge and diagnostic practices: a need for dengue and chikungunya training in Moshi Municipality, Kilimanjaro Tanzania

Variable Chikungunya (N = 205) Dengue (N = 205)
n (%) n (%)
Have you heard about these infections?
Yes 146 (71.2) 203 (99.0)
No 59 (28.8) 2 (1.0)
Where did you heard of (infections)?
Media 31 (15.1) 138 (67.3)
Books 28 (13.7) 38 (18.5)
People 85 (41.5) 27 (13.2)
Othersa 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
Never heard 59 (28.8) 2 (1.0)
What is the causative agent?
Fungi 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
Bacteria 19 (9.3) 17 (8.3)
Virus 80 (39.0) 106 (51.7)
Parasites 44 (21.0) 80 (39.0)
Don’t know 60 (29.3) 2 (1.0)
What are the symptoms of an infection?
Muscle pain 76 (37.1) 116 (56.6)
Vomiting 45 (21.9) 53 (25.9)
Diarrhoea 23 (11.2) 31 (15.1)
All 2 (1.0) 3 (1.5)
Don’t know 59 (28.8) 2 (1.0)
Are all mosquitoes transmitting infection?
Yes 3 (1.5) 3 (1.5)
No 192 (93.7) 201 (98.0)
Don’t know 10 (4.9) 1 (0.5)
Way of transmit infection
Anopheles 3 (1.5) 8 (3.9)
Culex 57 (27.8) 64 (31.2)
AedesMosquitoes 85 (41.8) 130 (63.4)
Don’t know 60 (29.3) 3 (1.5)
At what time do the mosquitoes that transmit these infections bite?
Night time 11 (5.4) 9 (4.4)
Day time 38 (18.5) 69 (33.7)
Both day and night 81 (39.5) 102 (49.8)
Don’t know 75 (36.6) 25 (12.3)
Which virus/parasite is transmitted by the same vector as chikungunya or/dengue
Yellow fever virus 40 (19.5) 52 (25.4)
Malaria parasite 13 (6.4) 12 (5.9)
Zika virus 37 (18.1) 63 (30.7)
Rift valley fever virus 25 (12.2) 37 (18.0)
Don’t know 57 (27.7) 4 (2.0)
A patient with which types of symptoms are supposed to be admitted in hospital?
With severe symptoms 52 (25.4) 85 (41.4)
Without symptoms 108 (52.6) 110 (53.7)
Don’t know 3 (1.5) 7 (3.4)
What drug(s) are used for treatment
Anti-pain 102 (49.8) 151 (73.7)
Antimalarial 10 (4.9) 10 (4.9)
Antiviral 35 (17.1) 38 (18.5)
Don’t know 58 (28.3) 6 (2.9)
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