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Volume 11, Number 11—November 2005

Evaluation of West Nile Virus Education Campaign

Ellen Averett*Comments to Author , John S. Neuberger*, Gail Hansen†, and Michael H. Fox*
Author affiliations: *University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas, USA; †Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Topeka, Kansas, USA

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Table 1

Comparison of respondents' knowledge and behavior about West Nile virus (WNV) protective measures*

WNV personal protective measures % of respondents who knew specific WNV personal protective measures % of respondents who took specific WNV or mosquito-bite protective measures in past week
Use repellent 47.2 27.5†
Use DEET repellent 21.3 17.6
Wear long clothes 26.6 36.9†
Eliminate standing water 34.3 54.1†
Repair window screens .6 33.0†
Other measures‡ 59.2 NA

*DEET, N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide; NA, not available.
†p<0.001, chi-square test.
‡Mostly general mosquito avoidance.

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