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Measuring Fitness of Kenyan Children with Polyparasitic Infections Using the 20-Meter Shuttle Run Test as a Morbidity Metric
(PLOS Neglected Tropical Disease, 2011-07-05)
Background: To date, there has been no standardized approach to the assessment of aerobic fitness among children who harbor parasites. In quantifying the disability associated with individual or multiple chronic infections, ...
Impact of Drought on the Spatial Pattern of Transmission of Schistosoma haematobium in Coastal Kenya
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2011)
We analyzed temporal changes in spatial patterns of active Schistosoma haematobium infection in different age groups and associated them with ponds infested with Bulinus snails. A major drought between 2001 and 2009 ...
Impact of insecticide-treated bed nets on malaria transmission indices on the south coast of Kenya
(Malaria Journal, 2011)
Background: Besides significantly reducing malaria vector densities, prolonged usage of bed nets has been linked to decline of Anopheles gambiae s.s. relative to Anopheles arabiensis , changes in host feeding preference ...