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Viral Economies: Bird Flu Experiments in Vietnam

Natalie Porter


This book narrates the story of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam. At this epicenter of bird flu infection, “One Health” regimes are bringing nonhuman animals squarely into the fold of global health policy and practice. Following the pathways of transnational scientists, NGO workers, livestock developers, state veterinarians, and poultry farmers as they move through new and unconventional sites of health intervention, the account reveals how pandemic threats like bird flu are engendering a new arena of global health, one that is increasingly structured by the patterns of global livestock economi ... More

Keywords: multispecies, global health, Vietnam, avian influenza, One Health, economic anthropology, experiment, exchange relations, governance, livestock, pandemic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226648804
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226649139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Natalie Porter, author
University of Notre Dame