Health Communication to Promote Food Security and Safety and Prevention of Human Cases of Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis in Asella, Ethopia

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dc.contributor.author Sourou, Sabi Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-04T20:15:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-04T20:15:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13904
dc.description.abstract The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) funded a study in the Arsi Zone (Oromiya) of Ethiopia from August 2011 through February 2012. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis in livestock, with the related public health risks. With that regard, the study involved a quantitative component—implemented by the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (AHRI), Addis Ababa, and a qualitative—health communication component—implemented by me. The applied questionnaire survey showed that most respondents had no accurate knowledge about the transmission of the two diseases. The result of the questionnaire survey also revealed that some of their behaviors would potentially facilitate the transmission of the diseases agents to humans. Such key behaviors concern the consumption of raw animal products, including milk and milk products. Even though the prevalence of the two diseases was relatively low (1% and 3.4% respectively), surveillance and prevention may be warranted, taking into account possible animal genetic improvement programs, animal movement in the area, and the community awareness about the two diseases. The identification of risk factors such as consumption of raw animal products, including milk, allows improving the Public Health through communication and awareness-building strategies. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Health Communication en_US
dc.subject Food Security and Safety en_US
dc.subject Bovine Tuberculosis en_US
dc.subject Brucellosis en_US
dc.subject Food and Agriculture Organization en_US
dc.subject Ethopia en_US
dc.title Health Communication to Promote Food Security and Safety and Prevention of Human Cases of Bovine Tuberculosis and Brucellosis in Asella, Ethopia en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Health en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Public Health Interdepartmental Program en_US
dc.description.advisor Michael B. Cates en_US
dc.subject.umi Public Health (0573) en_US
dc.date.published 2012 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth May en_US


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