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Prevalence of hepatitis B and C viral co-infections among HIV-1 infected individuals in Nairobi, Kenya
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Though, low levels of co-infection with all three viruses were reported, there could be higher prevalence rates than reported here especially among high risk populations. Expand
Epidemiology of tunga penetrans infestation in selected areas in Kiharu constituency, Murang’a County, Kenya
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Tungiasis in the selected study areas of Kiharu constituency is a disease of significant health concern and factors associated with tungiasis were identified that should be the focus of sustainable and effective control measures. Expand
Vervet Monkeys Vaccinated with Killed Leishmania major Parasites and Interleukin-12 Develop a Type 1 Immune Response but Are Not Protected against Challenge Infection
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Data suggest that protection against leishmaniasis may require more than the activation of Leishmania-specific IFN-γ-producing T cells, which has important implications for designing a vaccine against leishingmaniasis. Expand
Development of Leishmania vaccines: predicting the future from past and present experience
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A thorough understanding of protective immune responses and generation and maintenance of the immunological memory, an important but least-studied aspect of antiparasitic vaccine development, during Leishmania infection is needed. Expand
Prophylactic and curative activities of extracts from Warburgia ugandensis Sprague (Canellaceae) and Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro (Rutaceae) against Plasmodium knowlesi and Plasmodium
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The two medicinal plants, Warburgia ugandensis and Zanthoxylum usambarense possess bioactive compounds against malaria parasites and could be exploited for further development into malaria therapy. Expand
Population specific reference ranges of CD3, CD4 and CD8 lymphocyte subsets among healthy Kenyans
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The lymphocyte reference ranges for the Kenyan population are fairly comparable to those established in other African populations, although the ranges also differ appreciably from thoseestablished in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Expand
Prevalence and Intensity of Intestinal Parasites in School age Children in Thika District, Kenya.
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There is clear indication that worms and protozoa infections are a problem in urban, slums, peri-urban and rural schools in Thika district, Kenya and it is recommended that schools in this area be included in mass school based deworming programmes. Expand
Identification of enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus strains from meat and dairy products by multiplex PCR and reverse passive latex agglutination test in Nairobi, Kenya
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The study clearly indicated that meat and milk products marketed in and around Nairobi, Kenya were contaminated with enterotoxigenic S. aureus posing a high risk of food poisoning to the consumers and demonstrated that multiplex PCR and RPLA are useful methods for detection of enterotoxinigenic potential of S.Aureus. Expand
Visceral Leishmaniasis in Ververt Monkeys: Immunological Responses During Asymptomatic Infections
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Nine vervet monkeys were infected intradermally with L. donovani promastigotes and four animals developed clinical visceral leishmaniasis and died and the remaining five animals have remained asymptomatic for a period of 3 years now. Expand
A review of adjuvants for Leishmania vaccine candidates
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This review paper outlines some of the adjuvants that have been used in Leishmania vaccine candidates and cites a few of the responses obtained from these studies. Expand
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