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Defining and detecting malaria epidemics in the highlands of western Kenya.

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Epidemic detection algorithms are being increasingly recommended for malaria surveillance in sub-Saharan Africa. We present the results of applying three simple epidemic detection techniques to routinely collected longitudinal pediatric malaria admissions data from three health facilities in the highlands of western Kenya in the late 1980s and 1990s. The algorithms tested were chosen because they could be feasibly implemented at the health facility level in sub-Saharan Africa. Assumptions of ...

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10.3201/eid0806.010310

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
8
Issue:
6
Pages:
555-562
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:0fedfe72-6968-4a7d-8450-0b1ac03a91ad
Source identifiers:
32116
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pubs:32116

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