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Malaria and asymptomatic parasitaemia in Gabonese infants under the age of 3 months.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15950165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We determined the incidence of both malaria and asymptomatic parasitaemia in infants under the age of 3 months within the framework of a longitudinal cohort study in Lambaréné, Gabon, between December 2002 and July 2004. Of 878 infants who were included at birth, we identified malaria in three infants and, additionally, asymptomatic parasitaemia in six infants. The malaria incidence density was 1.1/1000 person-months or 0.1% of observations. Our findings underpin the notion that the incidence of malaria and parasitaemia in infants below the age of 3 months is very low.
Peter M C Klein Klouwenberg; Sunny Oyakhirome; Norbert G Schwarz; Benjamin Gläser; Saadou Issifou; Georg Kiessling; Anna Klöpfer; Peter G Kremsner; Matthias Längin; Britta Lassmann; Magdalena Necek; Marc Pötschke; Alexandra Ritz; Martin P Grobusch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta tropica     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0001-706X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Trop.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-11     Completed Date:  2005-08-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370374     Medline TA:  Acta Trop     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  81-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, B.P. 118, Lambaréné, Gabon.
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MeSH Terms
Gabon / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Malaria / epidemiology*
Parasitemia / epidemiology*

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