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Factors associated with high heterogeneity of malaria at fine spatial scale in the Western Kenyan highlands

June 6, 2016 - 17:42 -- Open Access
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Amrish Y. Baidjoe, Jennifer Stevenson, Teun Bousema, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:307, 4 June 2016

Altitude was a major driver of malaria transmission in this study area, even across narrow altitude bands.

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Comparison of allele frequencies of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens in malaria infections sampled in different years in a Kenyan population

May 11, 2016 - 16:16 -- Open Access
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Lynette Isabella Ochola-Oyier, John Okombo, Njoroge Wagatua, Jacob Ochieng, Kevin K. Tetteh, Greg Fegan, Philip Bejon and Kevin Marsh
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:261, 6 May 2016

Rh5 codons 147 and 148 showed heterogeneity at both an individual and population level and may be under some degree of immune selection.

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Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

April 19, 2016 - 17:40 -- Open Access
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Stephanie Dellicour, Jenny Hill, Jayne Webster, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:221, 18 April 2016

This study found that delivery of IPTp and ITNs through ANC was ineffective and more so for higher-level facilities.

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Comparing ownership and use of bed nets at two sites with differential malaria transmission in western Kenya

April 14, 2016 - 17:06 -- Open Access
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Kacey C. Ernst, Mary H. Hayden, Heather Olsen, Jamie L. Cavanaugh, Irene Ruberto, Maurice Agawo and Stephen Munga
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:217, 14 April 2016

Variations in factors associated with ownership should be acknowledged when constructing messaging and distribution campaigns.

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Malaria hotspots defined by clinical malaria, asymptomatic carriage, PCR and vector numbers in a low transmission area on the Kenyan Coast

April 14, 2016 - 17:01 -- Open Access
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David Tiga Kangoye, Abdisalan Noor, Patricia Njuguna, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:213, 14 April 2016

These findings may support the choice of either serology or PCR as markers in the detection of malaria transmission hotspots for targeted interventions.

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The Impact of Hotspot-Targeted Interventions on Malaria Transmission in Rachuonyo South District in the Western Kenyan Highlands: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

April 13, 2016 - 16:24 -- Open Access
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Teun Bousema, Gillian Stresman, Jonathan Cox, et al.
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PLoS Med 13(4): e1001993

Despite high coverage, the impact of interventions targeting malaria vectors and human infections on nPCR parasite prevalence was modest, transient, and restricted to the targeted hotspot areas.

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Plasmodium falciparum parasitaemia and clinical malaria among school children living in a high transmission setting in western Kenya

March 15, 2016 - 18:55 -- Open Access
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Stella Kepha, Birgit Nikolay, Simon J. Brooker, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:157, 11 March 2016

These findings show that the burden of P. falciparum parasitaemia, clinical malaria and anaemia among school children is not insignificant, and suggest that malaria control programmes should be expanded to include this age group.

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Malaria vectors and their blood-meal sources in an area of high bed net ownership in the western Kenya highlands

February 9, 2016 - 17:01 -- Open Access
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Bryson A. Ndenga, Nicholas L. Mulaya, Sandra K. Musaki, Joan N. Shiroko, Stefan Dongus and Ulrike Fillinger
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:76, 9 February 2016

An unusually high frequency of animal and mixed human-animal blood meals in the major malaria vector An. gambiae s.s. was revealed in the western Kenya highlands where bed net coverage is above the WHO target.

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Community perceptions of mass screening and treatment for malaria in Siaya County, western Kenya

February 9, 2016 - 16:49 -- Open Access
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Kathryn Shuford, Florence Were, Norbert Awino, Aaron Samuels, Peter Ouma, Simon Kariuki, Meghna Desai and Denise Roth Allen
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:71, 6 February 2016

Although iMSaT was generally accepted throughout the community, proper sensitization activities—and arguably, a more long-term approach to community engagement—are necessary for dispelling fears, clarifying misconceptions, and educating communities on the consequences of asymptomatic malaria.

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Lack of K13 mutations in Plasmodium falciparum persisting after artemisinin combination therapy treatment of Kenyan children

January 29, 2016 - 18:36 -- Open Access
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Julian Muwanguzi, Gisela Henriques, Patrick Sawa, Teun Bousema, Colin J. Sutherland and Khalid B. Beshir
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:36, 22 January 2016

This study contributes to the ongoing surveillance of suspected artemisinin resistance parasites in Africa by providing baseline prevalence of k13-propeller mutations in western Kenya with samples collected from a longitudinal study.

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