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Research Article

The Effect of α +-Thalassaemia on the Incidence of Malaria and Other Diseases in Children Living on the Coast of Kenya

  • Sammy Wambua,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Tabitha W Mwangi,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Moses Kortok,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Sophie M Uyoga,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Alex W Macharia,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • Jedidah K Mwacharo,

    Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya

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  • David J Weatherall,

    Affiliation: Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Robert W Snow,

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya, Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Kevin Marsh,

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya, Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Thomas N Williams mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: twilliams@kilifi.mimcom.net

    Affiliations: Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya, Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 18, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030158

About the Authors

Sammy Wambua, Tabitha W Mwangi, Moses Kortok, Sophie M Uyoga, Alex W Macharia, Jedidah K Mwacharo, Robert W Snow, Kevin Marsh, Thomas N Williams
Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya
David J Weatherall
Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Robert W Snow, Kevin Marsh, Thomas N Williams
Nuffield Department of Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Thomas N Williams
Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: twilliams@kilifi.mimcom.net

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The study was designed by TWM, KM, and TNW. The studies were coordinated by TWM, RWS, and TNW. Sample collection and analysis was coordinated by SW and MK with help from SMU, AWM, and JKM. The data were analyzed by TNW with help from SW. SW, DJW, and TNW wrote the first draft, and the manuscript was finalized with input from all authors.