Miriam T. Mwanje

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Understanding the dynamics of schistosome infections is problematic because direct measurements of worm burden are not possible. Hitherto, the relative intensity of infection has been estimated by the number of parasite eggs excreted. Egg excretion is assumed to have a consistent relationship with worm burden with duration of infection. We have tested this(More)
The transmission of the human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) infection, also known as human sleeping sickness, depends on environmental factors operating at the mega-, macro-, and micro-scale levels. However, at the latter level T.b. rhodesiense parasite undergoes metacyclic development processes, controlled by its evolution, regulatory and mediation(More)
Background: In 2012, the Kenyan Ministries of Health and of Education began a programme to deworm all schoolage children living in areas at high risk of soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosome infections. The impact of this school-based mass drug administration (MDA) programme in Kenya is monitored by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) as(More)
The pre- and post-treatment level of eosinophiluria, as measured indirectly by the amount of free or cell bound eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and eosinophil protein X (EPX) in urine from Schistosoma haematobium-infected Kenyan school children, were measured and compared with intensity of infection (eggs/10 ml of urine), albuminuria and pathological(More)
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