Knowledge analysis on some zoonosis in a private school in the municipality of Bom Jesus-PI, Brazil


  • Barbara Héllen de Almeida França Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Isael de Sousa Sá Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Naicy Maria Alencar Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Yago Gabriel da Silva Barbosa Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Jessica Sebastião dos Santos Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Wagner Costa Lima Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Dayanne Anunciação Silva Dantas Lima Universidade Federal do Piauí



Information., Population., Collective Health.


This study aimed to analyze the knowledge about some zoonosis in a private school in the city of Bom Jesus-PI, Brazil, through the application of questionnaires intended for primary school students, teachers and students´ parents. Zoonosis are transmissible illnesses in natural conditions between the animals and the human beings, and knowledge about them does not always reach the population exposed to constant risks, and it is necessary to plan health education actions in these areas. On the analysis of surveys noted significant numbers in relation to lack of knowledge on the part of interviewed in all groups. In relation to cutaneous larva migrans 37 (46,83%) of the students answered don´t know which factors were associated to the contamination, about to the prevention, 35 (44,30%) didn´t know the measures to be taken. Relating to Leishmaniasis, observed that 43 (54,43%) of the students have already heard about the disease, 37 (46,83%) answered that the dog is the responsible for transmitting and 34 (43,03%) the mosquito. In relation to the prevention, 36 (45,56%) answered combat to the mosquitoes, 35 (44,30%) using repellents, protection screens in windows and use of mosquito nets, as long as 07 (8,86%) didn´t know any prevention measure. In the amount of 79 students that answered the survey, 93,67% affirmed don´t have knowledge about giardiasis and 74,68% answered don´t know about how occurs the transmission about this zoonosis. Therefore, there is a need to carry out works that aim to provide this information to the population, especially the children because they are considered more susceptible as well as agents disseminating this information.


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DE ALMEIDA FRANÇA, B.H., SÁ, I. de S., ALENCAR, N.M., BARBOSA, Y.G. da S., DOS SANTOS, J.S., LIMA, W.C. and LIMA, D.A.S.D., 2019. Knowledge analysis on some zoonosis in a private school in the municipality of Bom Jesus-PI, Brazil. Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1907–1914. [Accessed21 February 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v35n6a2019-42237. Available from:



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