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LOS PROBLEMAS DE SALUD RELACIONADOS CON EL AGUA DE CONSUMO

Keywords: public health , home diseases , Mérida , Venezuela

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Due the importance of water sources and its ecological and social impact, it was decided to make a diagnosishealth problems related to water of consumption in Llanitos de Tabay, Sector Vista Alegre (Mérida, Venezuela), in orderto establish any relation between health problems presented by the inhabitants of this community and the resourceconsumption water. The study was performed means the application of surveys related to the topics before mentioned to50% of the population of the study sector. In addition, with the aim to relate the data contributed by the communityconcerning to diseases related to the quality of consumption waters, were obteined the morbidity data of year 2007 to theAmbolutorio Rural II de Tabay, which were correlated with the information contributed by the community. In agreementwith the realized surveys, the inhabitants report the existence of public health problems related to consumption water,being most important: amibiasis, diarrheas, escabiosis and parasitism. Secondly, according to morbidity data ofAmbulatory, the diseases reported by the community represent serious public health problems related to the quality ofconsumption water. Finally, according to the inhabitants of the sector in study, the problems related to the water could besolved implementing plans of waters treatment and with a major participation of public organisms

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