[current status of acute respiratory infections in children under five years of age in nairobi, kenya].two hundreds and twenty-six children under five years of age with pneumonia were recruited from an urban poor area in nairobi, kenya, and examined for pathogens for 1 year from february 1997. one hundred and twenty-eight of the 226 patients were pathogen-positive cases. the patients under 1-year-old were 61.8% of the pathogen-positive cases. a total 192 organisms were isolated from 128 pathogen-positive patients. streptococcus pneumoniae had the highest prevalence rate of 31.3%, followed by resp ...19989916415
severe acute respiratory infection in children in a densely populated urban slum in kenya, 2007-2011.reducing acute respiratory infection burden in children in africa remains a major priority and challenge. we analyzed data from population-based infectious disease surveillance for severe acute respiratory illness (sari) among children <5 years of age in kibera, a densely populated urban slum in nairobi, kenya.201525879805
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