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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

On-line version ISSN 2307-3349

Abstract

RIOS-GONZALEZ, Carlos Miguel; DIAZ, Angel Ricardo Rolon Ruiz  and  ESPINOLA-CANATA, Miriam. Knowledge about Biosecurity in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a study in health interns from Paraguay. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2021, vol.11, n.1, pp.48-53. ISSN 2307-3349.  https://doi.org/10.18004/rspp.2021.junio.48.

Introduction:

The prevention and control of the transmission of COVID-19 is a crucial issue for professionals and future health professionals for the proper management and control of outbreaks of this emerging disease.

Objective:

To determine the knowledge about Biosafety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic in health interns in Paraguay.

Methodology:

Cross-sectional study applied during the month of August 2020. The survey was conducted online using Google Forms (c) form distributed to participants by sending them to their respective emails.

Result:

986 interns from the health area participated in the study, of which 45.74% (451) were male, with an age of 21.2 ± 1.8 and residing in 56.99% (562) inside the country. The score obtained was 6.01 ±3.67, which suggests a general correct rate of 50.08% (6.01 / 12 * 100).

Conclusion:

Knowledge about biosecurity measures in the context of COVID-19 is low, there is a predominance of the score in males, and those with a history of swabbing for positive SARS COV 2.

Keywords : COVID-19; Biosecurity; Medical students.

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