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Research Article

Estimating the Number of Paediatric Fevers Associated with Malaria Infection Presenting to Africa's Public Health Sector in 2007

  • Peter W. Gething mail,

    peter.gething@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Viola C. Kirui,

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Victor A. Alegana,

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Emelda A. Okiro,

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Abdisalan M. Noor,

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Robert W. Snow

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 06, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000301

About the Authors

Peter W. Gething
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Viola C. Kirui, Victor A. Alegana, Emelda A. Okiro, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI–University of Oxford–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Emelda A. Okiro, Abdisalan M. Noor, Robert W. Snow
Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: peter.gething@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

RWS chaired Novartis's National Malaria Control Programme Best Practice Workshops for several years in Africa for which he was paid an honorium. The need for defining drug commodity requirements by countries stems from these workshops. RWS thanks Novartis and the national programme participants of these workshops. Novartis has not, however, influenced the design of the data assembly, analysis, or interpretation of the results presented in this paper.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: PWG VCK VAA EAO AMN RWS. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: PWG VCK VAA EAO AMN RWS. Designed the experiments/the study: PWG RWS. Analyzed the data: PWG VAA AMN RWS. Collected data/did experiments for the study: PWG VAA EAO AMN RWS. Wrote the first draft of the paper: PWG RWS. Contributed to the writing of the paper: PWG VCK VAA AMN RWS.