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EVALUATION OF LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC PROFILE OF POPULATION ON CANINE VISCERAL LEISHMANIASIS IN A ENDEMICA AREA: CITY OF GUARARAPES-SP

Grant number: 13/15201-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Veterinary Medicine - Animal Pathology
Principal researcher:Daniela Bernadete Rozza
Grantee:Letícia da Silva Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária (FMVA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Araçatuba. Araçatuba , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The Visceral Leishmaniasis (AVL), in São Paulo until 1998 was known by the detection of cases from other endemic regions of the country, but in the same year in the city of Araçatuba, west of the state, was identified through techniques molecular, the occurrence of Leishmania chagasi being the first recorded case of canine visceral leishmaniasis in this region. The municipality of Guararapes abuts Araçatuba being considered an endemic area for canine and human visceral leishmaniasis. Features according to the 2010 census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), approximately 30,597 inhabitants, and a canine population estimated at 5,040 in December 2012, the Center for Zoonosis Control (CCZ) of the municipality. A multiple choice questionnaire will be answered voluntarily by parents or guardians of children in day care centers and EMEBs (Municipal School of Basic Education) Guararapes city, covering a total of 1,187 persons which represents approximately 3.9% of total population. This project aims to identify and compare the socioeconomic profile and the level of basic knowledge on canine visceral leishmaniasis in a portion of the population of Guararapes-SP.