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Periodicity and space-time clustering of severe childhood malaria on the coast of Kenya.

Abstract:

Traditionally malaria epidemiology has focused on factors such as parasite rates and vector dynamics without specific reference to disease. There are limited comprehensive data on malaria as a life-threatening event in African children. We have identified, through hospital surveillance, 581 episodes of severe malaria in residents of a defined area on the Kenya coast over a period of 3 years. This represents an absolute minimum risk of developing severe malaria by the fifth birthday of 1 in 15...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Schellenberg, JR More by this author
Forster, D More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
87
Issue:
4
Pages:
386-390
Publication date:
1993
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:cc194fc3-2d57-4c61-9382-60a78ffe8868
Source identifiers:
44276
Local pid:
pubs:44276

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