Anemia and malaria at different altitudes in the western highlands of Kenya

  • Akhwale W
  • Lum J
  • Kaneko A
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Abstract

Malaria associated severe anemia in children is the most important complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection in sub-Saharan Africa. To evaluate anemia and malaria in an area with recurrent malaria epidemics in the western highlands of Kenya, we conducted cross-sectional surveys in four "lowland" (1440-1660 m) and two "highland" (1960 and 2040 m) villages in 2002. Among 1314 subjects randomly selected from all age groups, the overall prevalence of anemia (hemoglobin, Hb

Author-supplied keywords

  • Anemia
  • Highland fringe
  • Hookworm
  • Kenya
  • Malaria epidemics
  • Malnutrition
  • Plasmodium falciparum

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Authors

  • Willis S. Akhwale

  • J. Koji Lum

  • Akira Kaneko

  • Hideaki Eto

  • Charles Obonyo

  • Anders Björkman

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