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Volume 15, Number 4—April 2009

Avian Influenza Risk Perception among Poultry Workers, Nigeria

Folorunso O. FasinaComments to Author , Shahn P.R. Bisschop, Ademola A. Ibironke, and Clement A. Meseko
Author affiliations: National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria (F.O. Fasina, C.A. Meseko); University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (F.O. Fasina, S.P.R. Bisschop); Osun State Ministry of Agriculture, Osun, Nigeria (A. A. Ibironke)

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Comparison of positive responses to avian Influenza questionnaire, November 2006–January 2007*

Item Nigeria Italy Thailand
Surveyed population Farmers/farm workers Farm workers Consumers
Food safety knowledge 56.8% 58% 92%
Avian influenza concern 88.6% 69.7% 6
Knowledge of avian influenza 67.1% 63.8% 88%
Literacy level of respondents 47.7% higher education (degree, tertiary education) One third high school and college 98%
Receipt of information after outbreaks 97.5% 91.8% NA
Sources of information TV, radio, newspaper Mass media/health Worker/employers NA
Economics of poultry production Unwilling to quit poultry production in event of outbreaks NA Very important economic source
Percentage of urban respondents 40.2% NA 41.9%

*NA, not available.

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