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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

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