John Libbey Eurotext



What do people know about Ebola? Reflections on knowledge surveys during outbreaks Volume 24, issue 2, Mars-Avril 2020


1 University of Cambridge, Department of Social Anthropology,
Free School Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 3RF
2 University Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, Leopoldstr. 5, 80802 Munich
* Correspondance

Outbreaks of Ebola virus disease are no longer rare emergencies confined to rural areas whose spread could be contained within weeks to months. Ebola outbreaks have become recurrent and their death toll is larger. This evolution compels us to abandon the fiction of populations in outbreak areas as ‘ignorant’ about the disease and situate outbreaks within a larger regional history and memory. What do people living on the frontlines of epidemics think about the series of epidemics that [...]