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Knowledge of the Boarded Population About Zika Virus

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The objective of this study is to describe the knowledge, attitudes and preventive practices regarding the infection by the Zika virus (ZIKV) among the population embarked on Portuguese Navy ships. We have performed a statistical analysis, a cross-sectional study that, besides allowing us to describe knowledge, attitudes and practices related to ZIKV infection, also let us to stratify the different groups under study: those who will navigate in endemic areas of Zika virus and navigators that have already traveled to endemic areas of ZIKV. The knowledge level about ZIKV reveals significant differences between the distinct questions and groups. The preliminary results obtained are in agreement with similar performed studies.


  • Literacy
  • Questionnaire
  • Statistical approach
  • Factorial analysis
  • Zika virus

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M. Filomena Teodoro was supported by Portuguese funds through the Center of Naval Research (CINAV), Portuguese Naval Academy, Portugal and The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), through the Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT), University of Lisbon, Portugal, project UID/Multi/04621/2019.

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Faria, J., Teodósio, R., Teodoro, M.F. (2019). Knowledge of the Boarded Population About Zika Virus. In: , et al. Computational Science and Its Applications – ICCSA 2019. ICCSA 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11621. Springer, Cham.

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