AWARENESS ON RABIES AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS
1Subaraman, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Keerthi Sasanka
Rabies awareness in the dental students is very important and is very important in creating effective preventive measures in the public. Rabies Is a fatal viral disease that can infect all the mammals, but dogs are the main source of human infections.To evaluate the knowledge and awareness of the rabies among dental students.This was a questionnaire based observational cross sectional type of study. The study population consisted of dental students from SaveethaDental College. A self designed questionnaire of 10 questions was framed based on the knowledge and awareness of rabies given the dental students using an online survey mode.The survey contained a setof 10 questionseliciting awareness aboutrabies.The responses were collected and analysed.83% of students were aware that the rabies is fatal once the symptoms appeared .74% of students were aware that the rabies is a viral disease.68% of students were aware that the rabies is primarily transmitted through saliva.69% of students were aware that rabies are more common in dogs.41% of students were aware about the incubation time.73% of students were aware about the symptoms of rabies. The study concluded that the knowledge on theawareness of rabies among dental students is moderately adequate.
Rabies, awareness, dental students