Doenças respiratorias agudas : Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
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In response to the many infant deaths from acute respiratory illnesses in Rio Grande do Sul, this state's Secretariat for Health and the Envronment developed a pilot project with a twofold goal: to detect cases in children under five and to assess the feasibility of a program more streamlined than the one proposed by the federal health agencies. Acute respiratory illnesses can be measured acoording to their demand on the health system and according to their seasonal changes (82. percent in summer and 30.6 percent in winter). The study concluded that most cases (98.5 percent) could be treated on an outpatient basis, and that it is possible to implement a disease-control program. This program, based on epidemiologic principles and using simple techniques, should be designed to fit local health-service conditions
Acute respiratory illnesses in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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