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[演講公告]Masculinity and misinformation: Interactions between social and physical environments on liver fluke infection

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Thursday, March 03, 2022, 10:30 - 12:00
講者: Yi-Chen Wang (王儀臻) 新加坡國立大學副教授
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Liver fluke infection, caused by consumption of raw or undercooked freshwater fish, is a major public health problem in the Lower Mekong River Basin. Despite the extensive efforts on liver fluke health control programs, numerous pockets in the region still report high human infection prevalence. In this talk, I will first share our geographic investigations of the interplay of land use, water, human, and intermediate hosts (snail and fish), to comprehend the risk of liver fluke infection in Thailand. Drawing on our recent surveys, I will then discuss reasons for raw fish consumption, gender differences in raw fish culture, processes of liver fluke information dissemination, and the extent of information mismatch. Our study raises masculinity and misinformation as relevant considerations in parasitic disease prevention, and calls for multi-pronged scientific and social strategies and culturally attuned approaches to public health messaging.

Liver fluke infection, caused by consumption of raw or undercooked freshwater fish, is a major public health problem in the Lower Mekong River Basin. Despite the extensive efforts on liver fluke health control programs, numerous pockets in the region still report high human infection prevalence. In this talk, I will first share our geographic investigations of the interplay of land use, water, human, and intermediate hosts (snail and fish), to comprehend the risk of liver fluke infection in Thailand. Drawing on our recent surveys, I will then discuss reasons for raw fish consumption, gender differences in raw fish culture, processes of liver fluke information dissemination, and the extent of information mismatch. Our study raises masculinity and misinformation as relevant considerations in parasitic disease prevention, and calls for multi-pronged scientific and social strategies and culturally attuned approaches to public health messaging.

講者簡介:

Yi-Chen Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. She received the BSc and MSc degrees in Geography from National Taiwan University and the PhD degree from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her research interests include biogeography, land use/cover change, and public health. Her recent research activities focus on spatial health, particularly in studying the relationship between environmental factors and infectious disease risk and distribution.

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