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Foul wind, spirits and witchcraft : illness conceptions and health-seeking behaviour for malaria in the Gambia

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Background As the disease burden in the Gambia has reduced considerably over the last decade, heterogeneity in malaria transmission has become more marked, with infected but asymptomatic individuals maintaining the reservoir. The identification, timely diagnosis and treatment of malaria-infected individuals are crucial to further reduce or eliminate the human parasite reservoir. This ethnographic study focused on the relationship between local beliefs of the cause of malaria... Expand abstract
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School of Anthropology
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Joint Global Health Trials Scheme
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BioMed Central
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Malaria Journal More from this journal
Volume:
14
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Article: 167
Publication date:
2015-04-24
Acceptance date:
2015-04-10
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1475-2875
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1475-2875
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English
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2015-05-27

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