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Sickle Cell Disease and Intervention preparedness among the Messiria people, Western Sudan.

Introduction: An exploratory study of the knowledge and practices of the Messiria people about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Methodology: Ethnographic tools and structured 401 household surveys. Results: The cited prevalence of SCD is 28% with mortality of 20%. About 90% marry their patrilateral parallel cousin resulting in 48% bearing affected children. The communal treatment burden […]

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