Longitudinal cohort study of the epidemiology of malaria infections in an area of intense malaria transmission II. Descriptive epidemiology of malaria infection and disease among children.

@article{Bloland1999LongitudinalCS,
  title={Longitudinal cohort study of the epidemiology of malaria infections in an area of intense malaria transmission II. Descriptive epidemiology of malaria infection and disease among children.},
  author={Peter B. Bloland and D A Boriga and Trenton K. Ruebush and Joseph B Mccormick and Jacquelin M. Roberts and Aggrey J. Oloo and William A. Hawley and Anjali Lal and Bernard L. Nahlen and Carlos C Kent Campbell},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={641-8}
}
A large-scale longitudinal cohort project was initiated in western Kenya in June 1992. Between June 1992 and July 1994, 1,848 children less than 15 years of age were monitored prospectively for a mean of 236 days. During this period, 12,035 blood smears were examined for malaria and only 34% were found to be negative. Parasite prevalence (all species) decreased with age (from a high of 83% among children 1-4 years old to 60% among children 10-14 years old). Even more dramatic decreases were… CONTINUE READING
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