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Older children are at increased risk of Plasmodium vivax in south-central Ethiopia: a cohort study

June 9, 2021 - 07:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Taye Gari, Tarekegn Solomon and Bernt Lindtjørn
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:251, 6 June 2021

Better understanding of the distribution of Plasmodium vivax and its risk factors could be used to prevent and control malaria infection. Therefore, the aim of this study was to characterize the distribution and risk factors of P. vivax, and to compare them with Plasmodium falciparum occurrence in south-central Ethiopia.

The Clinical Profile of Severe Pediatric Malaria in an Area Targeted for Routine RTS,S/AS01 Malaria Vaccination in Western Kenya

July 16, 2020 - 08:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Akech S, Chepkirui M, Ogero M, Agweyu A, Irimu G, English M, Snow RW
Reference: 
Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 11;71(2):372-380

The malaria prevalence has declined in western Kenya, resulting in the risk of neurological phenotypes in older children. This study investigates the clinical profile of pediatric malaria admissions ahead of the introduction of the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine.

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