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Vector-related case-control study of severe malaria in Kilifi District, Kenya
A case-control study examined vector-related and environmental parameters associated with severe malaria in Kilifi District along the coast of Kenya. Over an 11-month period, 119 children identified with severe malaria ...
Plasmodium falciparum transmission and aridity: a Kenyan experience from the dry lands of Baringo and its implications for Anopheles arabiensis control
Background: The ecology of malaria vectors particularly in semi-arid areas of Africa is poorly understood. Accurate knowledge on this subject will boost current efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan ...
Dry season ecology of Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes at larval habitats in two traditionally semi-arid villages in Baringo, Kenya
Background: Pre-adult stages of malaria vectors in semi-arid areas are confronted with highly variable and challenging climatic conditions. The objective of this study was to determine which larval habitat types are ...
Drug sensitivity studies during a highland malaria epidemic in Kenya.
(University of Nairobi., 1992-07)
IFN-gamma and delayed-type hypersensitivity are associated with cutaneous leishmaniasis in vervet monkeys following secondary rechallenge with Leishmania major.
(University of Nairobi., 1992)
IFN-gamma levels and delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) responses were evaluated in vervet monkeys, following secondary infection with Leishmania major (L. major). The animals had previously been vaccinated with leishmanial ...
Bloodfeeding behavior of Anopheles gambiae s.l. and Anopheles funestus in Kilifi District, Kenya.
(University of Nairobi., 1993-06)
Blood meal samples were tested by ELISA for 534 Anopheles gambiae s.l. and 76 Anopheles funestus collected from 25 sites in Kilifi District, Kenya. Human IgG was detected in 94.4% of the An. gambiae s.l. and in 90.8% of ...
Comparative determination of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite rates in Afrotropical Anopheles from Kenya by dissection and ELISA.
(University of Nairobi., 1991-08)
The Plasmodium falciparum rate was determined by microscopical examination of one salivary gland (three lobes) and by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) of the other salivary gland in each of 1580 Anopheles mosquitoes ...
Low-level Plasmodium falciparum transmission and the incidence of severe malaria infections on the Kenyan coast.
(University of Nairobi., 1993-08)
The transmission of Plasmodium falciparum was studied in relation to the incidence of severe malaria infections at Sokoke and Kilifi town, Kilifi District, Kenya. Intensive mosquito sampling during a one-year period yielded ...
Comparison of three culture media for isolating Leishmania donovani from splenic aspirates in Kenyan visceral leishmaniasis.
(University of Nairobi., 1984-07)