Knowledge about and attitude toward enterovirus 71 infections: A survey of parents and teachers at kindergartens in Taiwan

Su Ching Yang, Chong Yu Fee, Chih Fen Su, Hui Chun Lee, Ting Yun Yin, Ya Hui Chang, Chun Yu Chen, Jiun-Ling Wang

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Abstract

In 2008, we surveyed 690 parents and 104 teachers at kindergartens in Taiwan about their knowledge of and attitude towards enterovirus 71 infections. The accurate response rate for enterovirus infection characteristics was greater than 80% for specific symptoms, prevalent age group, and predominant infection season. Parents and teachers felt great anxiety and even panic about infection. Both groups perceived the impact of enterovirus infection to be worse than that of influenza.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 May 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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