2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A
Impact of Community Practices on the Presence of Suspected Signs and Symptoms of Rift Valley in Khartoum State (Sudan)
Author(s): Rania Ali El Hadi Mohamed, Hind M.M. Bashab, Deena M. Abdelgadir
Abstract: The impact of community practice on the on the presence of suspected signs and symptoms of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Khartoum State has been investigated using spoken questionnaires with households in two sites in Khartoum State which thought to be at risk, namely Hellat Kuku and Soba West. The study has been conducted during the year 2009-2010. Households were asked for certain risk factors and NCSS 2007 soft ware package has been used to determine the significant impact of these factors on the presence of suspected cases of the diseases in Soba West and Hellat Kuku: Chi square test (P=0.05). Statistical analysis exhibited an indicator of the establishment of RVF Virus in Hellat Kuku for at least ten years. Contrary to insecticide spraying; usage of repellents against bites of mosquitoes in Hellat Kuku has a significant effect on the decrement of the signs and symptoms of RVF. In contrast to Hellat Kuku, presence of animals and the proximity of animal shelters to houses have significant effects on the presence of suspected signs and symptoms of the disease in Soba West. Results also indicated that RVF is newly established in Soba West so that humans have not yet progress immunity against the disease. Both insecticide spraying and the use of repellents were significantly associated with the decrement of the signs and symptoms in Soba West.
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Rania Ali El Hadi Mohamed, Hind M.M. Bashab, Deena M. Abdelgadir. Impact of Community Practices on the Presence of Suspected Signs and Symptoms of Rift Valley in Khartoum State (Sudan). International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2013; 1(2): 20-25.