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Monday, May 26, 2014

Featured Issue: African Health Sciences, Vol.13 No.4

African Health Sciences has recently been updated on Bioline. 

Today we are featuring vol.13 no.4. This issue includes "Factors influencing urban malaria: a comparative study of two communities in the Accra Metropolis" by Brenyah et al. This article details a study done to determine the factors affecting malaria in urban communities. 400 people of two communities (Kaneshie and Airport West, with 200 people of each community) in Accra had blood samples taken, which were examined to see if they contained malaria parasites from the period of May 2009 to November 2009. Prevalence of malaria among people in the communities was almost 9%. The study also indicated that about 40% of the people in Kaneshie did not use any method of malaria control. In Airport West, 60% of people preferred insecticide as form of insecticide.

Vol.13 no.4 also includes "Causes and outcome of hospitalization among HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy in Mulago hospital, Uganda" by Brenyah et al. This article details a study conducted to determine the causes and outcomes of the patients with HIV who have been hospitalized and are receiving antiretroviral therapy. 201 patients were examined. The results indicated that tuberculosis was the most frequent cause of hospitalization, with it being the reason for admitting 18% of patients. 

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