Influence of wasting and stunting at the onset of the rainy season on subsequent malaria morbidity among rural preschool children in Senegal.

@article{Fillol2009InfluenceOW,
  title={Influence of wasting and stunting at the onset of the rainy season on subsequent malaria morbidity among rural preschool children in Senegal.},
  author={Florie Fillol and Amandine Cournil and Denis Boulanger and Badara Ciss{\'e} and C Sokhna and Geoffrey A T Targett and Jean-François Trape and François Simondon and Brian Greenwood and Kirsten Bork Simondon},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={202-8}
}
In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria and malnutrition are major causes of morbidity and mortality in children less than five years of age. To explore the impact of malnutrition on subsequent susceptibility to malaria, a cohort of 874 rural preschool children in Senegal was followed-up during one malaria transmission season from July through December. Data on nutritional status and Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia were collected at baseline. Malaria morbidity was monitored through weekly home visits… CONTINUE READING