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dc.contributor.authorPetana, W. Bes_ES
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dc.date.issued1975es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://iris.paho.org/handle/10665.2/27679
dc.description.abstractThe 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)pt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBulletin of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO);9(4),1975en_US
dc.subjectHealth Educationen_US
dc.subjectChagas Diseasees_ES
dc.subjectCentral Americaes_ES
dc.subjectMexicoes_ES
dc.subjectSouth Americaes_ES
dc.titleEducational approach in the control of Chagas' diseaseen_US
dc.typeJournal articlesen_US
dc.rights.holderPan American Health Organizationen_US


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