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Clinical epidemiology of malaria in the highlands of western Kenya.

Abstract:

Malaria in the highlands of Kenya is traditionally regarded as unstable and limited by low temperature. Brief warm periods may facilitate malaria transmission and are therefore able to generate epidemic conditions in immunologically naive human populations living at high altitudes. The adult:child ratio (ACR) of malaria admissions is a simple tool we have used to assess the degree of functional immunity in the catchment population of a health facility. Examples of ACR are collected from inpat...

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10.3201/eid0806.010309

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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:
543-548
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:f8dfba83-f5db-4952-a8a5-8632bc79e45d
Source identifiers:
32115
Local pid:
pubs:32115

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