Socio-Economic Status and Uptake of Visceral Leishmaniasis Prevention Measures in Ara atuba, S o Paulo, Brasil

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Measures for controlling VL: Population/Individual Level. Report the presence of insectsKeep backyards clear of organic materialUse screens in windows (especially at night)Register and care for dogs (clean

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Socio-Economic Status and Uptake of Visceral Leishmaniasis Prevention Measures in Ara atuba, S o Paulo, Brasil

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1. Socio-Economic Status and Uptake of Visceral Leishmaniasis Prevention Measures in Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brasil Collaborative Course on Infectious Diseases 18 January 2008 Otibho Obianwu, Renata Bortoleto, Amelia Rock

2. Measures for controlling VL: Population/Individual Level Report the presence of insects Keep backyards clear of organic material Use screens in windows (especially at night) Register and care for dogs (clean & feed) Report dogs with symptoms Give up dogs for euthanasia if they are infected (SUCEN, 2006) Renata SUCEN’s VL control program includes several measures for controlling the disease, which the government and the public are responsible for carrying out. Renata SUCEN’s VL control program includes several measures for controlling the disease, which the government and the public are responsible for carrying out.

3. Taking preventive measures may be an important mediating factor in the relationship between SES and VL incidence in Araçatuba.

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