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Editor – Regardless of views expressed recently in the Bulletin (1–2), insecticidetreated mosquito nets are currently the only viable option to prevent malaria transmission in large parts of Africa. To be effective, mosquito nets have to be treated by dipping them in suitable insecticides at least once a year. Less than 5% of the nets currently used in(More)
Mean, standard deviations, and percentile values for weight, length, head, chest, and mid-arm circumferences were calculated by measuring 2353 'normal' singleton babies born at University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka, Zambia. The mean values were as follows: birth weight 3.08 +/- 0.40 kg; crown-heel length 48.57 +/- 2.53 cm; head circumference 34.55 +/-(More)
In a hospital-based survey in Lusaka, Zambia, 189 (17.5%) of 1078 subjects had antibodies against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The prevalence of antibodies was low in subjects aged less than 20 or greater than 60 years; in men the peak prevalence (32.9%) occurred in those aged 30-35 years, and in women (24.4%) it occurred in the 20-25 year(More)
Using 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiographic recordings and 120-lead body surface potential maps, prevailing cardiac rate and rhythm, incidence and frequency of dysrhythm and rate and pattern of ventricular repolarization at the body surface were compared in 17 infants at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and 17 age- and sex-matched control(More)
The effect of maternal age, birth order of the present child, maternal education, family income and antenatal care on intrauterine growth were examined in 2353 (normal) singleton babies born without complications at University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia. Positive correlations were found between all but one of the factors examined and the infant's(More)
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