Community perceptions of health and rodent-borne diseases along the Inter-Oceanic Highway in Madre de Dios, Peru
OPEN BMC public health | 11 Aug 2016
G Salmón-Mulanovich, AR Powell, SM Hartinger-Peña, L Schwarz, DG Bausch and VA Paz-Soldán
Madre de Dios is located in the southeastern Amazonian region of Peru. Rodents have been estimated to be the reservoirs for up to 50 % of emerging zoonotic pathogens, including a host of viruses, bacteria, and parasites. As part of a larger study involving both human and animal research, this study serves to obtain a broader understanding of the key challenges and concerns related to health and rodent-borne illnesses from the perspective of the people living in these communities.
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