Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 638

Full Length Research Paper

Knowledge and risk factors for Lassa fever amongst students of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria

Alenoghena Osi Innocent
  • Alenoghena Osi Innocent
  • Community Health Department, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Ehighalua Destiny
  • Ehighalua Destiny
  • Community Health Department, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
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Awunor Nyemike Simon
  • Awunor Nyemike Simon
  • Department of Community Medicine, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
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Yerumoh Sunday
  • Yerumoh Sunday
  • Primary Health Care Department, Egor Local Government Council, Edo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 18 January 2021
  •  Accepted: 17 February 2021
  •  Published: 31 March 2021


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