As I'm preparing for my fieldwork, number of people have asked me whether I'm scared of Ebola. My response is usually overly pedantic, explaining step by step why I'm not and how unlikely it is that I would be exposed to it. I'm compiling all my reasons here, so that instead of droning on and on, I can just say "no" and direct them to this post.
So yes, my dear friends and family, I know that you care about me, but don't fret. If Ebola does move into Cote d'Ivoire, then I might write another post about why you still shouldn't worry.
Travel and research notes
Fieldwork and travel in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Mali, as well as Burkina Faso, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, and wherever else I end up. Plus occasional research-related thoughts.