About the Authors

Philip Bejon, James A Berkley, Tabitha Mwangi, Edna Ogada, Isaiah Mwangi, Kathryn Maitland, Thomas Williams, J. Anthony G Scott, Brett S Lowe, Norbert Peshu, Charles R. J. C Newton, Kevin Marsh
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research (Coast), Kilifi, Kenya

Philip Bejon, James A Berkley, J. Anthony G Scott, Brett S Lowe, Kevin Marsh
Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, Churchill Hospital, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Kathryn Maitland
Department of Paediatrics, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Kathryn Maitland
Wellcome Trust Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom

Thomas Williams, Mike English
Department of Paediatrics, The John Radcliffe Hospital University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Mike English
Nairobi KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Programme, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

Charles R. J. C Newton
Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

pbejon@kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The manuscript was written by P. Bejon, J. Berkley, C. Newton, and K. Marsh. Laboratory studies were conducted by B. Lowe. Clinical support was given by T. Mwangi, I. Mwangi, K. Maitland, J. Scott, M. English, N. Peshu, and C. Newton. Inpatient data were collected by K. Maitland, J. Scott, M. English, C. Newton, and K. Marsh. Outpatient data were collected by T. Mwangi, E. Ogada, and T. Williams. P. Bejon analysed the data. K. Maitland, J. Scott, and C. Newton contributed to interpretation of the results. All authors approved the final manuscript. P. Bejon had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.