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Table 2 Communities’ knowledge on symptoms and treatment of brucellosis

From: Knowledge and perceptions of brucellosis in the pastoral communities adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park, Uganda

Does it present like other illnesses? Frequencies (N = 371) Percentages (%)
Yes 286 77.1
No 85 22.9
Which other illnesses?   
Malaria 239 64.4
Typhoid 28 7.5
Tuberculosis 19 5.1
I do not know 85 22.9
Is brucellosis treatable in humans   
Yes 354 95.4
No 5 1.4
I don’t know 12 3.2
Kind of treatment sought for humans   
Modern drugs 353 95.2
Traditional medicine 9 2.4
Both 7 1.9
I don’t know 2 0.5
Is brucellosis treatable in animals   
Yes 312 84.1
No 16 4.3
I don’t know 43 11.6
Kind of treatment sought for animals   
Veterinary officer 292 78.7
Treat them myself 73 19.7
I don’t know 6 1.6