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BMENA Case Study - Prevalence of HBV infection in suspected population of conflict-affected area of war against terrorism in North Waziristan FATA Pakistan
This case study is based on an article that analyzes the prevalence of HBV infection in Waziristan, a war-torn region of Pakistan. The case study has been designed to train participants in doing research risk analysis and promote dialogue on the biosafety risks associated with human samples and human pathogens; risk management strategies and ethical dilemmas in carrying out research in violence-prone settings; and human safety and security risks, including risks to researchers in high-conflict areas and risks to human subjects who are infected with a disease that has negative social stigmas.
The primary risk areas that this case study addresses are:
- Human subject protection
- Personnel security
- Biosafety and biosecurity
- Information and data security
- Blood borne pathogen safety
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