Knowledge and misconceptions related to the Ebola Virus Disease among adults in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The venomous snake under the table of prevention

Jude Mary Cénat, Cécile Rousseau, Rose Darly Dalexis, JacquelineBukaka, Daniel Derivois, Oléa Balayulu-Makila, Jean-Pierre Birangui (2021, novembre)

Public Health in Practice


Poor Ebola virus disease (EVD) knowledge is associated to risky rumors, misconceptions, and inappropriate practices.

A large proportion of participants did not have sufficient knowledge on EVD transmission, prevention and treatment methods.

More than half of participants had misconceptions about EVD and were not aware of appropriate practices.

Results will facilitate the development of education programs that should equip them to prevent the spread of the EVD.