Community perception regarding mosquito borne diseases in sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, India
Author(s): Ishwara Prasad KS
Abstract: The general perception of the community on mosquito borne diseases may be helpful in designing successful eradication of mosquitoes and control of MBDs. A cross-sectional study was carried out covering 200 people in some selected urban and rural areas of Sullia taluk, Karnataka, India to understand the level of perception regarding mosquito-borne diseases. Out of 200 participants, 177 (88.5%) were aware that mosquitoes are the vectors for the transmission of diseases. 63.5%, 58.5% and 56.5% respondents were knowing that mosquitoes transmit dengue, chikungunia and malaria respectively. The majority of the people acknowledged fever (57%) as the most common symptom of any mosquito borne disease. The study population was also able to recognize standing water and container water as the preferable breeding sites of mosquitoes. The respondents were able to recognize the characters of Aedes mosquitoes.
How to cite this article:
Ishwara Prasad KS. Community perception regarding mosquito borne diseases in sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, India. Int J Mosq Res 2019;6(3):16-21.