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Table 2 Frequency of wrong responses to individual knowledge statements

From: The perceived effectiveness of MERS-CoV educational programs and knowledge transfer among primary healthcare workers: a cross-sectional survey

   n(%)
1 Incubation time for virus is 14–28 days 337 (83.4%)
2 Antibiotics are the first line treatment for the management of MERS-CoV 176 (43.6%)
3 Polymerase chain reaction can be used to diagnose MERS-CoV 163 (40.3%)
4 Washing hands vigorously (soap/water) for 20 s helps in prevention/transmission of disease 130 (32.2%)
5 Vaccination of MERS-CoV is available in market 98 (24.3%)
6 MERS-CoV is caused by alpha coronavirus 95 (23.5%)
7 The main source of MERS virus is plant 86 (21.3%)
8 Transmission of MERS-CoV infection can be prevented by using universal precautions. 82 (20.3%)
9 MERS patients should be kept in isolation 78 (19.3%)
10 Gowns, gloves, mask and goggles must be used when dealing with MERS patients 75 (18.6%)
11 People with co-morbidities are more likely to be infected 73 (18.1%)
12 Special caution must be taken if a person presents with MERS symptoms from the Arabian Peninsula 72 (17.8%)
13 MERS-CoV patients develop severe acute respiratory illness 61 (15.1%)
14 MERS-CoV spreads through close contact like caring and/or living with infected persons 54 (13.4%)
15 Fever, cough and shortage of breath are hallmark symptoms of MERS-CoV 47 (11.6%)
16 MERS-CoV can be fatal 47 (11.6%)
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