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1 Ethnographies of Infectious Diseases EH lecture on 8.11.2002

2 Notes on malaria Mostly, non-medical anthropologists research this field biomedical disease concpets do not stand 1:1 with indigenous classifications All scholarly traditions recognise malaria, easy to correlate with biomedicine becuase of the easy recognisable fever

3 Malaria in Tansania Many kinds of M: sore, lethargic feeling, no fever can be malaria cerebral malaria is often not recognised as malaria because of convulsions. Anaemia is related to malaria but often not recognised “tropical disease” label is a sign of naturalisation of social causes, disease of poverty


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