Educational approach in the control of Chagas' disease
The serious threat posed by Chagas' disease demands an urgent and realistic approach to controlling the infection in multitudes of affected Latin American communities. Education is undoubtedly the best current means available for combating widespread public ignorance, both of the threat posed by reduviid bugs and of the association between the bugs and the disease. Especially high priority should be given to informing schoolchildren about the disease and to providing adults with an appropriate education on elementary hygiene and advice about how to make their homes secure against reduviid bug infestations. In general, the obstacles to control of Chagas' disease do not involve lack of a cure so much as lack of public awareness and education. A need thus exists for public health and education authorities to take an active interest in the implementation of control programs, and to make a determined effort to overcome existing difficulties by means of an educational approach (Au)
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