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Rat-Atouille: A mixed method study to characterize rodent hunting and consumption in the context of Lassa fever

This paper investigated the consumption of rodents, including the reservoir species of Lassa fever, and found this is widespread and does not neatly tally against generational or gender lines. Further, it found that the reasons for rodent consumption are multifactorial, including taste preferences, food security, and opportunistic behaviour.

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Hunting of peridomestic rodents and consumption of their meat as possible risk factors for rodent-to-human transmission of Lassa virus in the Republic of Guinea

This study comparing two regions in Guinea, Pita and Gueckedou, observed three major risks for Lassa virus transmission: rodent infestation, uncovered food and hunting of peridomestic rodents as protein source. Hunting and preparation of rodents was identify as a specific risk, however more research is needed to ascertain the age and sex-specific risk factors, sociocultural and economical leading to rodent consumption.

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U.S. Centre for Disease Control (CDC): Lassa fever

Further information from the U.S. CDC in both English and French about the transmission, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lassa fever.

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U.S Centre for Disease Control (CDC): Ebola hemorrhagic fever information packet

This resource provides a fact sheet for Ebola as well as a case count and location list for April 9th, 2010.

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Safe intensive-care management of a severe case of Lassa fever with simple barrier nursing techniques

This resource describes the case-management of Lassa fever in a specific patient and the difficulties encountered in repatriating her for diagnosis and management, which is unavailable in Sierra Leone, are described.The experience with this case has implications for the medical care and safe handling of Lassa fever in both endemic and nonendemic areas.

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The use of Lassa fever convalescent plasma in Nigeria

This resource describes the use of Lassa fever convalescent plasma amongst patients at hospitals in Jos and Vom, Nigeria as a potential therapy. 

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Popular concerns about medical research projects in sub-Saharan Africa – a critical voice in debates about medical research ethics

This resource aims to move beyond the dismissal of stories about blood-stealing and trade in body parts as ‘mere’ rumour, based on erroneous belief or traditional superstition, and to instead appreciate them as modern commentaries on social relations that involve, and extend far beyond, scientific medical research.

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'Transport to where?': Reflections on the problem of value and time à propos an awkward practice in medical research

This resource examines the gap between the bioethics aversion to value transfers in clinical trials, and research participants' and researchers' expectations of these. It focuses upon so-called 'transport reimbursement' (TR): monetary payments to participants that are framed as mere refund of transport expenses, but which are of considerable value to recipients.

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Ethics and the ethnography of medical research in Africa

This resource outlines two emerging approaches to medical ethics, and summarises each of seven papers selected from the conference for inclusion in this special issue on ethics and ethnography, and finally highlights two areas of lively debate at the conference itself: the appropriateness and value of ethics guidelines and review boards for medical research; and the ethical review of social science research.

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When experiments travel: Clinical trials and the global search for human subjects

This book aims to challenge conventional understandings of the ethics and politics of transnational science and change the way we think about global medicine and the new infrastructures of our lives. It explores the clinical trials industry through both an economic and cultural lens to examine the ways commercial medical science is currently being integrated into local health systems.

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