The unusual suspects of Lassa fever: a people-centered study in Nigeria
Repeated outbreaks of Lassa fever in Nigeria question the biomedically-centered understanding of emerging diseases. Our community-based ethnography revealed how socio-cultural factors limit early diagnosis and treatment: low awareness, poverty, lack of infrastructure, beliefs in witchcraft and health-seeking behaviors. Through close examination of people’s lived experiences, we can better control diseases.
VIDEO LINK https://vimeo.com/471027239
Dr Tiv gave this short presentation during the 2020 Postdoctoral Research Exhibition at The Pennsylvania State University. - More about the research: saganfriant.com/lassa-risk - More about the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University: anth.la.psu.edu/
|Work Title||The unusual suspects of Lassa fever: a people-centered study in Nigeria|
|Subtitle||Lightning Talk | 2020 Penn State Postdoctoral Research Exhibition|
|License||CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike)|
|Publication Date||September 24, 2020|
|Deposited||May 02, 2021|
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