What is it about?

Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever is a fatal disease that affects humans, especially, those who in impoverished communities that depend on livestock for a living. This disease has been reported in Asia and Africa with numerous outbreaks in recent years.

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Why is it important?

Our study clearly identifies knowledge gaps and at-risk behaviors related to the disease among livestock value chain actors. It also proposes feasible strategies of improving prevention and control of the disease and other related diseases.


Often times, interventions are designed without clear understanding community members' knowledge and attitudes towards the problem that is being solved. This always affects the efficiency and effectiveness of these interventions. I, therefore, believe this article will help in understanding the prevention and control of the disease in impoverished communities in low- and middle-income countries.

Dreck Ayebare
International Livestock Research Institute

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This page is a summary of: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever among livestock value chain actors in Kagadi district, Uganda, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, February 2023, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0011107.
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