Evaluation of knowledge of the healthcare personnel working in Giresun province regarding Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever before and after educational training


Koculu S., Oncul A., Onal Ö. , Yesilbag Z., Uzun N.

JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES, vol.52, no.2, pp.166-170, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF VECTOR BORNE DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.166-170
  • Keywords: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, healthcare workers, knowledge, CLINICAL-FEATURES, NOSOCOMIAL OUTBREAK, RIBAVIRIN THERAPY, TURKEY, ATTITUDE, VIRUS

Abstract

Backgrounds & objectives: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a highly fatal and contagious tick-borne viral disease. Healthcare workers (HCWs) should know how and with which symptoms can CCHF patients attend to hospitals, and be aware of nosocomial transmission capability. The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge of HCWs working in Giresun province regarding CCHF.