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Volume 12, Number 11—November 2006

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Avian Influenza, Poultry Workers, Italy

Rossella Abbate*, Gabriella Di Giuseppe†, Paolo Marinelli*, and Italo F. Angelillo*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy; †University of Catanzaro Magna Graecia Medical School, Catanzaro, Italy

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Table 1

Knowledge of avian influenza among 257 poultry workers, Italy

Variable Correctly answered, no. (%)
Definition (contagious infection caused by virus that can affect all species of birds) 164 (63.8)
Modes of transmission
Animal to human 210 (81.7)
Animal to animal 206 (80.2)
Environment to human 153 (59.5)
Eating uncooked poultry 149 (58)
Eating uncooked eggs 102 (39.7)
Touching uncooked poultry 88 (34.2)
Touching uncooked eggs 56 (21.8)
Touching wild birds 246 (95.7)
Touching poultry 232 (90.3)
Touching saliva, nasal secretions, feces, and fomites of infected birds 167 (65)
Risk groups
Poultry workers 194 (75.5)
Butchers 134 (52.1)
Veterinarians 108 (42)
Use of preventive measures
Face mask 176 (68.5)
Gloves 158 (61.5)
Outer garments 157 (61.1)
Boots or boot covers 144 (56)
Eye protection 111 (43.2)
Handwashing with soap and water 161 (62.7)

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