Knowledge of Avian Influenza (H5N1) among Poultry Workers, Hong Kong, China
Published Date:Dec 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(12):2319-2321.
Avian Influenza Virus (H5N1)
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype
Influenza In Birds
Description:In 2009, a cross-sectional survey of 360 poultry workers in Hong Kong, China, showed that workers had inadequate levels of avian influenza (H5N1) risk knowledge, preventive behavior, and outbreak preparedness. The main barriers to preventive practices were low perceived benefits and interference with work. Poultry workers require occupation-specific health promotion.
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