A quali-quantitavive analysis on the zoonosis transmition perception in Vargem Grande, São Paulo (SP): the importance of pets, food and environment / Análise quali-quantitativa sobre a percepção da transmissão de zoonoses em Vargem Grande, São Paulo (SP): a importância dos animais de companhia, da alimentação e do ambiente




The present work aimed to illustrate the transmission of zoonosis in a more complete way than it is usually treated. Using quali-quantitative analysis to understand what people think and how they behave, how they relate with the environment, with companion animals and the food that they eat, a local context was defined according to their social economic and cultural conditions. Vargem Grande is a poor neighborhood without adequate infrastructure, paved streets, sewer system, there is trash on public ways and in vacant lots and large populations of rodents. The population of the district has unhealthy habits such as walking barefoot, throw garbage and debris in their own backyards and make their gardens next to the sewer. The technique Collective Subject Speech enabled the construction of a detailed analysis, identified categories that show the peoples perception about their relation with animals, food and the environment in which they live. From the neighborhood and residents profile, such as the categories that show their social representations, we provided groundwork for future measures for prevention and control of zoonosis and a program of education in health. We concluded that an improvement on life quality will only occur if a common goal between government, companies of water supply and sewage, the population and health professionals, including veterinarians.


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