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Delivery Practices and Associated Factors among Mothers Seeking Child Welfare Services in Selected Health Facilities in Nyandarua South District, Kenya
BackgroundA measure of the proportion of deliveries assisted by skilled attendants is one of the indicators of progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5, which aims at improvingExpand
Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010
To determine previous exposure and incidence of rickettsial infections in western Kenya during 2007–2010, we conducted hospital-based surveillance. Antibodies against rickettsiae were detected inExpand
Strong Association between Human and Animal Brucella Seropositivity in a Linked Study in Kenya, 2012–2013
Brucellosis is a common bacterial zoonotic infection but data on the prevalence among humans and animals is limited in Kenya. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in three counties practicingExpand
Factors associated with severity of road traffic injuries, Thika, Kenya
Background: Road traffic injuries continue to exert a huge burden on the health care system in Kenya. Few studies on the severity of road traffic injuries have been conducted in Kenya. We carried outExpand
Factors associated with non-adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi, Kenya
BackgroundAntiretroviral therapy (ART) requires high-level (> 95%) adherence. Kenya is rolling out ART access programmes and, issue of adherence to therapy is therefore imperative. However, publishedExpand
Concomitant infections of Plasmodium falciparum and Wuchereria bancrofti on the Kenyan coast
Background Anopheles gambiae s.l. and An. funestus are important vectors of malaria and bancroftian filariasis, which occur as co-endemic infections along the Kenyan Coast. However, little is knownExpand
Resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Nairobi.
INTRODUCTION In Kenya, which ranks thirteenth of 27 high tuberculosis burden countries, diagnosis is based on Ziehl-Neelsen staining alone and patients are treated without information on sensitivityExpand
The population-based burden of influenza-associated hospitalization in rural western Kenya, 2007-2009.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the burden and age-specific rates of influenza-associated hospitalization in rural western Kenya. METHODS All 3924 patients with respiratory illness (defined as acute cough,Expand
A review of Leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa
Abstract The review presents the epidemiology of leishmaniasis in the Eastern Africa region. We searched PUB MED and MEDLINE with several key words-namely, “leishmaniasis”;“cutaneous”, “diffuseExpand
Prevalence and factors associated with percutaneous injuries and splash exposures among health-care workers in a provincial hospital, Kenya, 2010
Introduction Accidental occupational exposure of healthcare workers to blood and body fluids after skin injury or mucous membrane contact constitutes a risk for transmission of blood-borne pathogens.Expand