Introduction. The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus type 2 was responsible for a series of cases of unknown etiology pneumonia in China, which was declared a pandemic in March 2020. objective. To describe the Colombian population knowledge and perceptions of coronavirus pandemic. methods. Observational study, carried out through a virtual survey to those over 18 years old, between May 28 and June 15. results. 1995 people participated. 66.4% (1321) were women, the median age was 32 years old. 86.3% (1722) were from the Andina region and 44% (878) had a bachelor's degree. Regarding the emotions emerged by the pandemic, 51.6% (1030) reported feeling interest followed by confusion with 26.2% (528). Fever was considered the main symptom in an infected person 95.1% (1898). About measures to prevent the virus infection, 94.6% (1888) considered washing hands as most important. 91.2% (1821) assured that older adults are those who have a higher risk of complications. 68.3% (1363) stated that they felt well informed and 62.8% (1253) considered that the measures taken by the government were appropriate, in addition, 67.3% (1343) stated that they had economic repercussions. conclusions. This new pandemic has generated multiple emotions, affecting both the economic and social sphere of the human being. Most people recognize high-risk groups, symptoms and the main protection measures recommended by experts.
|Título traducido de la contribución||Knowledge and perceptions about COViD-19 in Colombia. Online survey in general population|
|Número de páginas||7|
|Publicación||Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiologia|
|Estado||Publicada - oct. 2020|
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- coronavirus infections
- public health
- sars virus