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Table 4 Households reporting signs of illness in the past 15 days, frequencies

From: Local disease concepts relevant to the design of a community-based surveillance program for influenza in rural Guatemala

Local term Translationa Chicken (N = 62) Ducks (n = 17) Swine (n = 8)
Tristeza Sadness 45 10 2
No come Not eating, lack of appetite 40 18 6
Ronchas en la piel Skin rash 40 1 0
Postración, Echado Prostration, recumbent 37 17 3
Debilidad Weakness 37 7 1
Cuesta respirar Difficulty to breath 37 6 0
Mocos, flemas Nasal discharge 35 3 0
Ojos hinchados Swollen eyes 32 3 1
Alas caídas Droopy wings 31 7 --
Fiebre Fever 30 4 2
Cuesta caminar Difficulty to walk 29 9 1
Deshidratación Dehydration 29 5 2
Estornudos Sneezing 28 2 0
Tos Coughing 26 2 1
Secreciones oculares Eye discharge 25 2 1
Ciego Blindness 24 7 0
Plumas caídas/pelo caído Fallen feathers/hair 14 3 2
Piel hinchada Swollen skin 8 1 1
-- Other signs 5 3 5
  1. aLikely translation to English of the local terms used in Spanish