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A distinct lineage of influenza A virus from bats
  • S. Tong, Y. Li, +23 authors R. Donis
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 27 February 2012
Influenza A virus reservoirs in animals have provided novel genetic elements leading to the emergence of global pandemics in humans. Most influenza A viruses circulate in waterfowl, but those thatExpand
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The silent threat: asymptomatic parasitemia and malaria transmission
Scale-up of malaria control interventions has resulted in a substantial decline in global malaria morbidity and mortality. Despite this achievement, there is evidence that current interventions aloneExpand
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Land use change alters malaria transmission parameters by modifying temperature in a highland area of Uganda
Summary As highland regions of Africa historically have been considered free of malaria, recent epidemics in these areas have raised concerns that high elevation malaria transmission may beExpand
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Bats are a major natural reservoir for hepaciviruses and pegiviruses
Although there are over 1,150 bat species worldwide, the diversity of viruses harbored by bats has only recently come into focus as a result of expanded wildlife surveillance. Such surveys are ofExpand
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Use of antenatal services and delivery care among women in rural western Kenya: a community based survey
BackgroundImproving maternal health is one of the UN Millennium Development Goals. We assessed provision and use of antenatal services and delivery care among women in rural Kenya to determineExpand
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Case–Control Study of an Acute Aflatoxicosis Outbreak, Kenya, 2004
Objectives: During January–June 2004, an aflatoxicosis outbreak in eastern Kenya resulted in 317 cases and 125 deaths. We conducted a case–control study to identify risk factors for contamination ofExpand
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The impact of distance of residence from a peripheral health facility on pediatric health utilisation in rural western Kenya
Objective  To explore the impact of distance on utilisation of peripheral health facilities for sick child visits in Asembo, rural western Kenya.
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Health and demographic surveillance in rural western Kenya: a platform for evaluating interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.
We established a health and demographic surveillance system in a rural area of western Kenya to measure the burden of infectious diseases and evaluate public health interventions. After a baselineExpand
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Impact of Sustained Use of Insecticide-Treated Bednets on Malaria Vector Species Distribution and Culicine Mosquitoes
Abstract Insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) significantly reduce malaria vector populations. Susceptibility to ITNs differs by vector species, and culicine mosquitoes have not been shown to beExpand
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Health and nutritional status of orphans <6 years old cared for by relatives in western Kenya
One of the consequences of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub‐Saharan Africa is the increase in the number of orphans, estimated to have reached 6–11% of children <15 years old in 2000. Orphans who stay inExpand
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