Hamisi A Msangeni

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We compared the level of malaria infection in children from 22 communities in an area of unstable transmission in the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, immediately before and after one of the strongest recorded El Niño southern oscillation events. Although this event resulted in 2.4 times more rainfall than normal, we found strikingly less malaria than in the(More)
BACKGROUND Site preparation is a pre-requesite in conducting malaria vaccines trials. This study was conducted in 12 villages to determine malariometric indices and associated risk factors, during long and short rainy seasons, in an area with varying malaria transmission intensities in Korogwe district, Tanzania. Four villages had passive case detection(More)
BACKGROUND In Tanzania, malaria is the major cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for about 30% of all hospital admissions and around 15% of all hospital deaths. Severe anaemia and cerebral malaria are the two main causes of death due to malaria in Tanga, Tanzania. METHODS This was a prospective observational hospital-based study conducted from(More)
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency and haemoglobin S (HbS) are very common genetic disorders in sub Saharan Africa, where malaria is endemic. These genetic disorders have been associated with protection against malaria and are therefore under strong selection pressure by the disease. In November-December 2003, we conducted a cross-sectional(More)
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