Aspects of the rabies epidemic surveillance in the municipal District of Jacarezinho, Paraná, Brazil, 2003

Rita Luiza Piazentin Rolim, Fabiana Maria Ruiz Lopes, Italmar Teodorico Navarro


The rabies is a viral etiology disease in animals and presents four transmission cycles: urban, rural, terrestrial sylvan and aerial sylvan. No matter the cycle, there is no specific treatment for the disease. The fear to damage is high and the prophylaxis pre or pos-exposition to the rabic virus must be rigorously done. The main aim of this present study was to describe and analyze some aspects of attention paid by service from the city of Jacarezinho – Paraná, in the 2003. The attention to patients is centralized and paid by Municipal Epidemiological Surveillance and the observation to aggressive animals is done by Municipal Sanitarian Surveillance. The variables studied were got from files of Archives of Aggressive Animals Attendance. Thus, people more frequently exposed were made kid until 14 years old, male, by biting on inferior limbs of the body. On females aggressions often happen on women over 50 years, with bites on the hands. The aggressions happened more frequently out of homes and the dogs were held responsible for them. The aggressions done by cats happened mostly inside the victim’s home. July was the month of greatest concentration of aggressions and most of them the age group from 10 to 14 years. The results conclude how important is a permanent implantation of teaching programs that cause the responsible ownership and knowledge of the cares that men must take with pets and awareness of community to need of a yearly vaccine against rabies on these animals.


Rabies; Epidemiologic surveillance; Prevention; Control.


Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
Londrina - PR
E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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