Abstract:An exploratory anthropological study on representations, attitudes, and practices related to Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) among the rural population of Acosta County, Costa Rica, aimed to estimate the applicability of epidemiologically-based control measures. Open interviews with a small sample of individuals from both case and control households provided the basic for a Propositional Discourse Analysis (PDA). Results are that Acosta people consider CL a distinct nosologic entity, but they are mainly intereste… Show more
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