Sokoine University of Agriculture

Factors associated with acquisition of enteric episodes in cattle waste handlers in Morogoro, Tanzania

Show simple item record Madoshi, B. P. Lupindu, A. M. Mtambo, M. M. A. Muhairwa, A. P. Olsen, J. E. 2018-02-09T05:52:08Z 2018-02-09T05:52:08Z 2017
dc.description Bulletin of animal health and production in Africa, 2017; 65: 7-15 en_US
dc.description.abstract The study explored risk factors for acquiring enteric disease in animal waste handlers as occupational hazards. A qualitative survey of 124 of respondents from Morogoro peri-urban and urban areas was done. Eight four respondents had experienced enteric episodes as compared to forty who didn’t mention, and among those who mentioned the episodes, 55.95% had reported this to a health facility while 44.05% had consulted a nearby pharmacy or drug shop. Heaping in living plots was mostly practiced storage method within living plots (70.97 %). The percentage of handlers who were aware of risks for acquiring enteric pathogens from cattle after handling their wastes was 43.55%. There was limited awareness of government guideline on handling such wastes (3.23%) and washing hands without soap was found to be the most common health measures taken after handling animal wastes (70.16%). Statistically significant difference was observed in knowledge on occupational hazards (p = 0.001), zoonotic pathogens awareness (p=0.05), experience of participants (p=0.05) and protective gears (p = 0.022). The animal wastes handlers could be constantly exposed to risks associated with enteropathogens due to the lack of training on proper measures to handle animal wastes as occupational hazard, government interventions of formulating laws and by-laws which are user friendly. This could protect the attendants themselves against the zoonotic enteropathogens, the public in general and the environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Research Gate en_US
dc.subject Peri-urban en_US
dc.subject Occupational hazards en_US
dc.subject Episodes en_US
dc.subject Urban Livestock en_US
dc.title Factors associated with acquisition of enteric episodes in cattle waste handlers in Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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