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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

versão impressa ISSN 2224-6193versão On-line ISSN 2307-3349


RIOS-GONZALEZ, Carlos Miguel; DIAZ, Angel Ricardo Rolon Ruiz  e  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.


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.


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


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.


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).


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.

Palavras-chave : COVID-19; Biosecurity; Medical students.

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