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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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ARENAS MONREAL, Luz et al. Educational processes on Chagas disease in schoolchildren from public schools in Mexico. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2018, vol.16, n.1, pp.14-18. ISSN 1812-9528.

This communication presents the changes in knowledge and practices about Chagas disease and its insect-vector, with Mexican schoolchildren after an educational intervention. Vector identification increased after the educational sessions (pre=36.15%% vs post=79.30%). Not only the knowledge about Chagas disease increased (30.90% vs. 64.72%, p value <0.0001) but also about preventive actions to avoid the vector dwelling in their homes and schools (14.29 % vs. 61.81 %, p value<0.0001). Schoolchildren can play a vital role in the prevention of this disease.

Keywords : schoolchildren; Trypanosoma cruzi; Chagas disease.

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