[Cystic echinococcosis: a study of consciousness and creating awareness]

Turkiye Parazitol Derg. 2007;31(4):313-7.
[Article in Turkish]


Study was started in November 2005 and education practices and other activities have been realized between the dates of December 2005 and 5 January 2006. A wide group has been chosen from the students who are at the level of primary and secondary education to adults as a target mass to create awareness. Correspondences related to the subject have been done with Cumhuriyet University rector ship, Sivas governs ship, Sivas manager of education, Sivas mufti and essential otorizations got. Pictorial leaflets which introduce disease and explain infection and ways of protection are prepared and sent all province and county school by means of Manager of Education. Besides, lots of leaflet is distributed to tradesmen and public. Large sized posters are published about disease to make people aware of it. It is provided that these posters are distributed to all schools and mosques. Lectures are organized to introduce the disease and emphasize the ways of protection in five fixed center by two sessions. It is provided that 89 primary and secondary school students' attendance regularly with their teachers. Besides the working of society awareness, preparing executing and treating of control programs about cystic echinococcosis are other important and necessary stages.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Echinococcosis*
  • Health Education / methods*
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Health Promotion / methods*
  • Humans
  • Turkey
  • Young Adult