Mariaelena D. Jefferds

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In October 2001, two envelopes containing Bacillus anthracis spores were processed at the Washington, D.C., Processing and Distribution Center of the U.S. Postal Service; inhalational anthrax developed in four workers at this facility. More than 2,000 workers were advised to complete 60 days of postexposure prophylaxis to prevent inhalational anthrax.(More)
In rural Costa Rica, lay people conceptualize iron deficiency anemia differently from health care providers, and these differences impede public health initiatives. This research is based on 70 ethnographic interviews with mothers of young children 24-48 months of age and interviews with health care personnel in eight rural neighborhoods. Lay explanations(More)
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