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Inalienable chickens

In 2018, I travelled to Laos for fieldwork in Kandon village accompanied by my husband Ed Annand (infectious disease epidemiologist and veterinarian) and our two children, then aged 2 and 4. I chatted to journalist Susan Wyndham about the unexpected turn our joint research took.

“There’s not many cases where an outbreak of H5N1 has been observed by an epidemiologist from the beginning,” she said. “And it’s unusual to have an anthropologist observe a whole outbreak and observe an epidemiology response.” 

Holly High, in interview with Susan Wyndham