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Heterogeneity in host HIV susceptibility as a potential contributor to recent HIV prevalence declines in Africa
Background HIV prevalence has recently declined in several African countries, and prior to this the risk of HIV acquisition per unprotected sex contact also declined in Kenyan sex workers. We hypothesized that heterogeneity ...
Epidemiology of Burns in Patients Aged 0 – 13 Years at a Paediatric Hospital in Kenya.
Background: Burns are a common and significant cause of admission following injury in children. Methods: This was a retrospective hospital based multivariate survey conducted on burns patients aged 0 to 13 years over a ...
Prevalence of tick-borne infections in extensive cattle management system in West Pokot District, Kenya.
A study was conducted in West Pokot District, Kenya to obtain baseline data on the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases in cattle under extensive management. A total of 197 serum T. parva, A. marginale, and B. bigemina ...
Growth and mortality in sheep and goats under high tsetse challenge in Kenya
Trypanosomosis is a major impediment to livestock production and economic development in those areas of Africa where it is endemic. Although small ruminants appear to perform better than cattle in various agro-ecological ...
Brucellosis in sub-Saharan Africa: epidemiology, control and impact
Brucellosis is an important disease among livestock and people in sub-Saharan Africa. In general, the incidence is the highest in pastoral production systems and decreases as herd size and size of landholding decreases. ...
Anal Sex, Vaginal Practices, and HIV Incidence in Female Sex Workers in Urban Kenya: Implications for the Development of Intravaginal HIV Prevention Methods
Multiple intravaginal HIV prevention methods, including microbicide gels, barriers, and intravaginal rings, are in clinical development in Africa. Development of intravaginal HIV prevention products requires an understanding of ...