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Revista de Saúde Pública

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Abstract

RAMOS, Mara Cleide Dias. A psyco-social profile of the population exposed to the rabies virus in the city of S. Paulo and neighborhood. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1978, vol.12, n.1, pp. 26-34. ISSN 0034-8910.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101978000100004.

A statistical analysis was made on the psycho-social characteristic of people attended at the Instituto Pastear, S. Paulo, Brazil. It was concluded that the population exposed to rabies virus in the area enclosed by the Instituto comes from the suburbs of S. Paulo and from the surrounding cities; a considerable part is at risk of acquiring the disease at home; they ignore the real risks of the disease and so they turn up at the Instituto showing no apprehension whatsoever. This population is susceptible of receiving education regarding rabies.

Keywords : Rabies [psycho-social characteristics]; Rabies [S. Paulo, Brazil]; Health education.

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