Meteorologic Influences on Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in the Highland Tea Estates of Kericho, Western Kenya
G. Dennis Shanks* , Simon I. Hay†‡ , David I. Stern§, Kimutai Biomndo¶1, and Robert W. Snow†‡
Author affiliations: *U.S. Army Medical Research Unit–Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; †University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K.; ‡Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya; §Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, USA; ¶Brooke Bond Central Hospital, Kericho, Kenya
Figure 1. Malaria, hospital admissions, and meteorologic station data, Kericho tea estate, 1966–1995. Malaria incidence (a) total hospital admissions (b) mean monthly temperature (c) and total monthly rainfall (d) are all plotted with a 25-point (month) moving average (bold) to show the overall movement in the data. The significance of these movements is presented in Table.
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