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KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS REGARDING H1N1 SEASONAL INFLUENZA: A MULTI-CITY COLLEGE BASED COMPARATIVE STUDY

Prashaant Kumar Bhatnagar*, Sunil Kumar Garg, Harivansh Chopra, Tanveer Bano, Pranjal Bhatia

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Background & Objectives: Many acute respiratory infections are prevalent in India and have become serious public health problem. Recurring outbreaks of swine flu have been reported in various states and union territories of India including Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. Currently in 2017, big upsurge of swine flu is being observed in Delhi and nearby cities with reporting of cases from other States/UT’s too. Despite this there was no documented evidence of knowledge and awareness of college students regarding swine flu. Therefore, current study was planned on college students of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the month of September 2017 among 706 college students of the cities of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut. A pre-designed, pre-tested, semi structured, self-administered questionnaire was used to collect information. Results & Conclusion: All children have some but not complete knowledge of swine flu. 99.1% students believed Swine Flu is a harmful disease. 98.8% responded that it can cause death. 96.3% students believed that it is a preventable disease. 74.3% students knew that it is a viral disease. Meerut students had maximum myths regarding the disease. 73.9% students understand the importance of hand washing to check the spread of the disease and 89.7% knows that covering nose and mouth while sneezing or coughing can prevent the spread of disease. There is a need to sensitize college teachers to spread awareness about this disease in college students. Workshops or Special Talks can be organized in colleges. Youth groups or clubs can be made to spread health education. Findings of the study can help making strategies for students to enhance knowledge on this disease.

Keywords: Delhi, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Knowledge, Awareness, College, Swine Flu, Influenza, Prevention.


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