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Comparing sociocultural features of cholera in three endemic African settings

Christian Schaetti12, Neisha Sundaram12, Sonja Merten12, Said M Ali3, Erick O Nyambedha4, Bruno Lapika5, Claire-Lise Chaignat6, Raymond Hutubessy7 and Mitchell G Weiss12*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, PO Box, 4002, Basel, Switzerland

2 University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, 4003 Basel, Switzerland

3 Public Health Laboratory Ivo de Carneri, PO Box 122, Wawi, Chake-Chake, Pemba, Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania

4 Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Maseno University, Private Bag, Maseno, Kenya

5 Department of Anthropology, University of Kinshasa, PO Box 127, Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of Congo

6 Global Task Force on Cholera Control, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

7 Initiative for Vaccine Research, World Health Organization, 20 Avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:206  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-206

Published: 18 September 2013

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EMIC interview for study of community views of cholera in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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EMIC interview for study of community views of cholera in western Kenya.

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EMIC interview for study of community views of cholera in Zanzibar.

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Comparison of priority symptoms for cholera in endemic areas of three African settings, by site and gender.

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