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Malaria and Chikungunya Detected Using Molecular Diagnostics Among Febrile Kenyan Children
(Infectitious Diseases Society of America, 2017-05-22)
Background. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is frequently overdiagnosed as the cause of an undifferentiated febrile illness, whereas arboviral illnesses are presumed to be underdiagnosed. Methods. Sera ...
Characterization and productivity profiles of Aedes aegypti (L.) breeding habitats across rural and urban landscapes in western and coastal Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2017)
Aedes aegypti, the principal vector for dengue and other emerging arboviruses, breeds preferentially in various man-made and natural container habitats. In the absence of vaccine, epidemiological surveillance and vector ...
Pneumococcal Vaccine Response After Exposure to Parasites in Utero, in Infancy, or Mid-Childhood
ACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of mortality before age 5, but few studies examine details of childhood response to pneumococcal vaccine in less-developed settings. Although malnutrition, ...
Development of a Real-Time Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction for O'nyong-nyong virus and Evaluation with Clinical and Mosquito Specimens in Kenya
O’nyong-nyong virus (ONNV), an alphavirus closely related to chikungunya virus (CHIKV), has been the documented cause of two large outbreaks in east Africa; however, little is known about the contribution of ONNV to cases ...
Use of prospective hospital surveillance data to define spatiotemporal heterogeneity of malaria risk in coastal Kenya
(Malaria Journal, 2015)
Background: Malaria in coastal Kenya shows spatial heterogeneity and seasonality, which are important factors to account for when planning an effective control system. Routinely collected data at health facilities can be ...