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Spatial and temporal distribution of Aedes mosquitoes, Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses and their Phylogeny along the Coastline of Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2020-07)
There are arthropod-borne disease outbreaks as a result of pathogen influx including arboviruses which are transmitted by strains of Aedes species that occur periodically in varying spots in Kenya. However, there has ...
Analyses of class and subclass antibody of circulating immune complexes in children with severe Plasmodium Falciparummalaria in endemic regions of Western Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2010-06)
Plasmodium falciparum infection is characterized by deadly complications such as severe malaria-associated anaemia (SMA) and cerebral malaria (CM).The exact mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of these severe forms of ...
Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotype Prevalence, Antibiotic Susceptibility and Associated Risk Factors among Children Attending Gertrudes Children’s Hospital in Nairobi City County-Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2020-06)
Pneumococcal disease remains the biggest killer of children living in Kenya. This is true despite inclusion of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the Kenya Expanded Program on Immunization. Serotype replacement, ...
Aflatoxins in peanuts and the prevalence of aflatoxin induced hepatocellular carcinoma in Busia and Kisii Central Districts, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2015-12)
Aflatoxin is a carcinogenic toxin produced mainly by Aspergillus jlavus and contaminates foods including peanuts. Aflatoxin is associated with liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and death. Many people are ...
Screening of Filovirus Ribonucleic Acid in Humans, Wild Caught Non-Human Primates, Bats and Rodents in Laikipia North Sub-County, Kenya.
(Kenyatta University, 2022)
In the recent decade, highly pathogenic human viruses have constantly emerged or re-emerged in different geographical locations worldwide approximately annually with the majority jumping from animals to humans. The major ...
Human Papillomavirus Prevalence, Genotypes, and Factors Associated with Cervical Abnormalities Among HIV-Positive and Negative Women in Eastern and Central Regions, Kenya
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) associated cervical cancer caused 3,286 deaths in 2019 in Kenya with a national cervical screening rate of only 3.2%. The overwhelming predominance of distinctive HPV genotypes infection has ...