International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biological Sciences | India | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Awareness among People of Chennai in Relation to Mosquitoes and Mosquito-Borne Diseases

S. Vaishali

Abstract: OBJECTIVE The objective of the study is to know about the knowledge, attitudes, practices among people of chennai in relation to Mosquitos and mosquito-borne diseases across a range of age groups and between males and female. BACKGROUND Each year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from a mosquito-borne disease. So it very essential to know about the knowledge, attitude and practices of people about these in order to create awareness and reduce the mortality rate of people due to this disease. REASON This study aims at creating awareness among people so that the number of people affected by mosquitos decreases and to create safety measures to prevent the spread of diseases. RESULTS There was limited awareness among people regarding the potential breeding sites could even be domestic container and occupational exposure. The mosquito count was higher (53 %) during rainy reason and 54 % of the participants used mosquito coils and mosquito netting to get rid of mosquitoes.


Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,

Pages: 1842 - 1844

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