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  • publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access
    Authors:
    David Odongo; W. J. Wakhungu; Omuterema Stanley;
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    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Purpose To determine causes of variability in communicable disease prevalence rates among students in secondary schools to inform policy formulation in the public health sector. Methods A representative cluster sample size for students was estimated using Fisher et al.’...

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  • publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Elizabeth Watson; Hassan Hussein Kochore; Bulle Hallo Dabasso;
    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    In the drylands of Africa, pastoralists have been facing new challenges, including those related to environmental shocks and stresses. In northern Kenya, under conditions of reduced rainfall and more frequent droughts, one response has been for pastoralists to focus inc...

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  • publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Catherine Grant; Giovanni Lo Iacono; Vupenyu Dzingirai; Bernard K. Bett; Thomas R. A. Winnebah; Peter M. Atkinson;
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    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    This review outlines the benefits of using multiple approaches to improve model design and facilitate multidisciplinary research into infectious diseases, as well as showing and proposing practical examples of effective integration. It looks particularly at the benefits...

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  • publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Sipulwa, Lenata A.; Ongus, Juliette R.; Coldren, Rodney L.; Bulimo, Wallace D.;
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    Publisher: BioMed Central
    Project: WT

    Background Human Coronaviruses (HCoV) are a common cause of respiratory illnesses and are responsible for considerable morbidity and hospitalization across all age groups especially in individuals with compromised immunity. There are six known species of HCoV: HCoV-229E...

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  • publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Hung Nguyen-Viet; Siobhan Doria; Dinh Xuan Tung; H. Mallee; Bruce A. Wilcox; Delia Grace;
    Publisher: BioMed Central

    Ecohealth is a comprehensive approach to understanding health at its human, animal and environmental interface in a socio-ecological systems context. This approach was introduced widely in Southeast Asia (SEA) by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (I...

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  • publication . Article . 2014
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Henry N. Njuguna; Deborah L. Caselton; Geoffrey Arunga; Gideon O. Emukule; Dennis K Kinyanjui; Rosalia Kalani; Carl Kinkade; Phillip Muthoka; Mark A. Katz; Joshua A. Mott;
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    Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC

    Background For disease surveillance, manual data collection using paper-based questionnaires can be time consuming and prone to errors. We introduced smartphone data collection to replace paper-based data collection for an influenza sentinel surveillance system in four ...

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  • publication . Article . 2014
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Suwit Chotinun; Suvichai Rojanasthien; Fred Unger; Manat Suwan; Pakpoom Tadee; Prapas Patchanee;
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    Publisher: BioMed Central

    Background In Asian countries, small-scale rural poultry meat production can face challenges due to food safety policies that limit economic growth and hinder improvement of sanitation and disease prevention. In this study, an integrative, participatory research approac...

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  • publication . Article . 2012
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Stein, Mart Lambertus; Rudge, James W; Coker, Richard; van der Weijden, Charlie; Krumkamp, Ralf; Hanvoravongchai, Piya; Chavez, Irwin; Putthasri, Weerasak; Phommasack, Bounlay; Adisasmito, Wiku; ...
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    Publisher: BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
    Project: EC | ASIAFLUCAP (201823)

    <p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Health care planning for pandemic influenza is a challenging task which requires predictive models by which the impact of different response strategies can be evaluated. However, current preparedness plans and simulations exercises, ...

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