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Table 4 Zoonotic knowledge and risk perception reported in Mongolian herding households (n = 150)

From: Knowledge and practices surrounding zoonotic disease among Mongolian herding households

Variable and responseNo. of respondents
n (%)
Respondent believes animals can give disease or illness to humans (zoonotic disease transmission)
 Yes111 (74.0)
 No20 (13.3)
 Unsure19 (12.7)
Respondent believes humans can give disease or illness to animals (reverse zoonotic disease transmission)
 Yes10 (6.7)
 No80 (53.3)
 Unsure60 (40.0)
Respondent believes contact with animals presents a human health risk
 Yes118 (78.7)
 No22 (14.7)
 Unsure10 (6.7)
Respondent believes that the human health risk comes from the following:a
 Bites and scratches54 (36.0)
 Diarrhoeal illness13 (8.7)
 Ticks, fleas, and mites88 (58.7)
 Diseases in the animal stool19 (12.7)
 Diseases in animal blood, meat, and tissues48 (32.0)
 Animals are unclean32 (21.3)
 Other reasons not listed31 (20.7)
Respondent zoonotic risk reduction advicea
 Avoid contact7 (5.3)
 Vaccination of animal and/or human75 (57.3)
 Picking up animal waste56 (42.8)
 Keeping animal outdoors14 (10.7)
 Other advice not listed72 (56)
  1. aRespondents could provide multiple answers for these survey questions