Since 2004, 21 highly pathogenic bird flu H5N1 outbreaks in domestic poultry and eight human cases have been confirmed in Cambodia. As a result, a large number of bird flu education campaigns have been ongoing in provinces in which outbreaks have occurred in humans and/or domestic poultry.
The 2006 study found that despite widespread knowledge on bird flu, most rural Cambodians undertook high-risk practices when handling poultry. This study report the results of a second cross-sectional survey conducted in the same two provinces in November-December 2007 to evaluate changes in poultry handling behaviours since the initial survey.
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