Serotype: exploring the embodied experience of having dengue fever

Alejandro Valencia-Tobón
2016 Maguaré  
This article studies how different forms of knowledge about dengue fever are created and negotiated. I explore how anthropology, in tandem with ideas and practices drawn from science and art, may transform public understandings of dengue in Medellín, Colombia. After showing why health campaigns cannot be reduced to a matter of eliminating mosquito-breeding sites, I argue that these campaigns should be re-designed—privileging relations and stimulating debate—by focusing on experience and moving
more » ... owards managing the disease and living with the mosquito. I advocate for interdisciplinary collaboration as a relational strategy that can generate an intersubjective exchange of experiences.
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