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Author Country (or Countries)

Saudi Arabia

Abstract

Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A typical presentation of MERS-COV disease is fever, cough and shortness of breath. Pneumonia is a common finding, but not always present. Gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhoea, have also been reported. Severe illness can cause respiratory failure that requires mechanical ventilation and support in an intensive care unit. The virus appears to cause more severe disease in older people, people with weakened immune systems, and those with chronic diseases such as renal disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, and diabetes. No vaccine or specific treatment is currently available to prevent. The only way to prevent from COVID-19 is to have proper knowledge and awareness. So, accessing knowledge and awareness among people is very important. In this paper a study have been carried out to access the knowledge, awareness and practices about COVID-19 among the people of Jazan. The data collected in this survey can be used as a baseline data to monitor public perception and their behavior in case of a future outbreak of any infectious disease in Jazan. This study will be useful to get the current level of knowledge and awareness among people of Jazan.

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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.18576/jsap/100217

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