Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases https://journalajrid.com/index.php/AJRID <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases (ISSN: 2582-3221)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRID/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of&nbsp;‘Infectious Diseases’. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases en-US Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases 2582-3221 A Review of COVID-19 Pandemic: Myths, Misconceptions, and Role of Media Education in Nigeria https://journalajrid.com/index.php/AJRID/article/view/30172 <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Nigeria and many countries of the world in recent times. It has introduced some level of new concepts and social phenomena in many countries. The interference of myths and misconceptions in the mitigation of the epidemics in Nigeria calls for attention. Many Nigerians harbor some level of myth or misconceptions about COVID-19. Lack of confidence in the integrity of government, security agents, health officers among many other factors is the popular opinion that has contributed to the spread of misconceptions of the COVID-19 pandemic by many Nigerians. The mass media through programs, activities, campaigns, information dissemination etc, educates and detect to the society what is important. There is need for synergism between the private, public, local and international organization for the masses to receive the proper education that will debunk the harmful myths and misconceptions among many Nigerians.</p> E. D. Izekor V. N. Okpuzor E. Morka P. T. Nnaji ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-21 2020-11-21 10 19 10.9734/ajrid/2020/v5i430172 Factors Influencing Malaria Incidence among Rural Farming Households: Evidence from Kogi Agricultural Zones https://journalajrid.com/index.php/AJRID/article/view/30171 <p>The high incidence of malaria epidemic among rural households in developing countries is not in doubt. The study assessed factors influencing malaria incidence in rural Kogi State, Nigeria. This study aimed to identify farmers’ socioeconomic characteristics in relation to malaria occurrence and determinants. Structured questionnaire was used to gather data from 240 randomly selected registered farming households in the State’s Agricultural Zones B and D. Data obtained were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Result of the study revealed good knowledge on malaria prevention, causes and symptoms among the farming households. Despite their level of knowledge, malaria was prevalent and significantly influenced by closeness to bush and dumps, closeness to stagnant water, and distance to health centres with the coefficient of 1.341, 1.520 and 1.741 at 5%, 5% and 1% level of significance respectively. Household with access to health campaign and subsequent use of insecticide treated mosquito nets had low probability of malaria infection. These predictors, however, need further work to validate reliability.</p> F. O. Oyibo S. I. Audu Y. E. Ajibade T. A. Ahmed ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-09 2020-11-09 1 9 10.9734/ajrid/2020/v5i430171