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Indoor and outdoor malaria vector surveillance in western Kenya: implications for better understanding of residual transmission

November 8, 2017 - 15:23 -- Open Access
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Teshome Degefa, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Guofa Zhou, Ming-chieh Lee, Harrysone Atieli, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:443, 6 November 2017

Anopheles gambiae s.s. showed an increasing tendency to feed on cattle.

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Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya

September 26, 2017 - 15:35 -- Open Access
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Anneka M. Hooft, Kelsey Ripp, A. Desiree LaBeaud, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:381, 20 September 2017

Results of this study suggest that since malarial testing has become more widespread, clinicians working in resource-poor environments still face difficulty when evaluating a child with fever, especially when malaria testing is negative.

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Factors associated with malaria microscopy diagnostic performance following a pilot quality-assurance programme in health facilities in malaria low-transmission areas of Kenya, 2014

September 14, 2017 - 15:10 -- Open Access
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Fredrick Odhiambo, Ann M. Buff, Elizabeth Wanja, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:371, 13 September 2017

Microscopists who had recently completed refresher training and worked in a QA-pilot facility performed the best overall.

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Spatial models for the rational allocation of routinely distributed bed nets to public health facilities in Western Kenya

September 14, 2017 - 15:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Peter M. Macharia, Patroba A. Odera, Robert W. Snow and Abdisalan M. Noor
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:367, 12 September 2017

The proposed spatial modelling framework presents a rationale for equitable allocation of routine LLINs and could be used for quantification of other maternal and child health commodities applicable in different settings.

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Composition of Anopheles mosquitoes, their blood-meal hosts, and Plasmodium falciparum infection rates in three islands with disparate bed net coverage in Lake Victoria, Kenya

September 11, 2017 - 16:00 -- Open Access
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Edwin Ogola, Jandouwe Villinger, Danspaid Mabuka, David Omondi, Benedict Orindi, James Mutunga, Vincent Owino and Daniel K Masiga
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:360, 8 September 2017

These findings demonstrate high Plasmodium infection rates among the primary malaria vectors An. gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis, as well as in An. coustani for the first time in the region, and that non-human blood-meal sources play an important role in their ecology.

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Household beliefs about malaria testing and treatment in Western Kenya: the role of health worker adherence to malaria test results

August 30, 2017 - 16:26 -- Open Access
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Indrani Saran, Elisa M. Maffioli, Diana Menya and Wendy Prudhomme O’Meara
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:349, 22 August 2017

Individuals/caregivers were more likely to believe that the illness was malaria when the patient was treated with ACT, regardless of their test result.

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Completeness of malaria indicator data reporting via the District Health Information Software 2 in Kenya, 2011–2015

August 22, 2017 - 17:53 -- Open Access
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Sophie Githinji, Robinson Oyando, Josephine Malinga, Waqo Ejersa, David Soti, Josea Rono, Robert W. Snow, Ann M. Buff and Abdisalan M. Noor
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:344, 17 August 2017

There have been sustained improvements in the completeness of data reported for most key malaria indicators since the adoption of DHIS2 in Kenya in 2011.

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Comparative evaluation of fluorescent in situ hybridization and Giemsa microscopy with quantitative real-time PCR technique in detecting malaria parasites in a holoendemic region of Kenya

July 26, 2017 - 15:47 -- Open Access
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Joseph Osoga, John Waitumbi, Elizabeth Wanja, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:297, 24 July 2017

The diagnostic performance of P-Genus FISH was shown to be inferior to Giemsa microscopy in the clinical samples.

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Community perceptions and attitudes on malaria case management and the role of community health workers

July 11, 2017 - 11:58 -- Open Access
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Collins J. Owek, Elizabeth Oluoch, Juddy Wachira, Benson Estambale and Yaw A. Afrane
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:272, 4 July 2017

It was evident that the community had more positive perceptions and attitudes towards the role of CHWs in CCMm than negative ones.

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Community-based intermittent mass testing and treatment for malaria in an area of high transmission intensity, western Kenya: study design and methodology for a cluster randomized controlled trial

June 13, 2017 - 16:43 -- Open Access
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Aaron M. Samuels, Nobert Awino, Meghna Desai, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:240, 7 June 2017

Most human Plasmodium infections in western Kenya are asymptomatic and are believed to contribute importantly to malaria transmission.

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