Differences in community perceptions on mosquito borne diseases between rural and urban localitities of Bankura District, West Bengal, India
1. Department of Zoology, Bankura Christian College, West Bengal, India
2. Dept. of Zoology, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal, India
Journal of Mosquito Research, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 1 doi: 10.5376/jmr.2015.05.0001
Received: 15 Oct., 2014 Accepted: 23 Dec., 2014 Published: 20 Jan., 2015
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Mukherjee et al., 2015, Differences in community perceptions on mosquito borne diseases between rural and urban localitities of Bankura District, West Bengal, India, Journal of Mosquito Research, Vol.5, No.1 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/jmr.2015.05.0001)
The perceived risk regarding any vector borne disease depends upon the level of knowledge of the community people living there and based on the general perception of them, effective control strategies can be framed in the applied area. In the present study, a community-based cross-sectional study covering 400 peoples between an urban area (Bankura Sadar) and a rural area (Village Beliatore, Bankura) was undertaken to evaluate the level of knowledge of the community people regarding mosquito-borne diseases and locally used preventive measures. From the result of the present survey differences in the community perception between rural and urban people of Bankura were established.
Mosquito borne diseases; Community perception; Bankura; Cross-sectional study