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Perceptions of symptoms of severe childhood malaria among Mijikenda and Luo residents of coastal Kenya.

Abstract:

Effective community based malaria control programmes require an understanding of current perceptions of malaria as a disease and its severe manifestations. Quantitative and qualitative surveys of mothers on the Kenyan Coast suggest that fever is conceptualised in biomedical terms whereas the aetiology of severe malaria is perceived to be of more complex cultural origin. This is reflected in the treatments sought for convulsions. The results are discussed in the context of ethnographic factors...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of biosocial science
Volume:
27
Issue:
2
Pages:
235-244
Publication date:
1995-04-05
EISSN:
1469-7599
ISSN:
0021-9320
URN:
uuid:2562e301-7c4f-4231-8a21-c1163f68cf1f
Source identifiers:
44808
Local pid:
pubs:44808

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