Knowledge, perceptions and practices related to mosquitoes and mosquito-borne viruses: survey in Belgium, 2022

Last updated on 4-12-2023 by Valeska Laisnez

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Background Effective preparedness for emerging mosquito-borne viruses (MBVs) relies on citizens having good knowledge and taking appropriate preventive measures. We assessed current knowledge, perceptions and practices related to mosquitoes and MBVs among adults in Belgium to guide future health promotion activities. Methods In this cross-sectional study, we conducted an online survey among adults recruited via social media (One Health PACT’s MosquitoWise survey using the Health Belief Model). We included questions on demographic variables;  knowledge;  perceptions, self-…

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