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The story concludes with the government's rejection of the preliminary diagnosis of rabies and its failure to provide an alternative: the parents' demand, "Tell me why my children died," was never met. Indigenous knowledge was not simply embodied in a decontextualized phrase, like buenvivir, but revealed health inequities and challenged the fatal effects of health/communicative inequities, providing a model for decolonizing health and health communication. The multiple ways health/communicative inequities structure health systems produce nonknowledge as systematically as they provide evidence-based knowledge, thereby thwarting the circulation of critical insights. The parents' and local leaders' response to the epidemic...

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