The limits of place in Avian Flu management

15 December 2012

Environmental Humanities

ISSN: 2201-1919 Author: Natalie Porter

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Global anxieties about avian influenza stem from a growing recognition that highly-virulent, highly-mobile disease vectors infiltrate human spaces in ways that are difficult to perceive, and even more difficult to manage. This article analyses a participatory health intervention in Vi?t Nam to explore how avian influenza threats challenge long-held understandings of animals’ place in the environment and society.