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Open Access | A comparison of DNA sequencing and the hydrolysis probe analysis (TaqMan assay) for knockdown resistance (kdr) mutations in Anopheles gambiae from the Republic of the Congo

October 16, 2010 - 08:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Choi K, Spillings BL, Coetzee M, Hunt RH, Koekemoer LL
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:278 (12 October 2010)

Both the kdr-e and kdr-w mutations were abundant in An. gambiae S-form from Pointe-Noire. The hydrolysis probe analysis can lead to misleading results if adjustment to allelic discrimination axes is not investigated.

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Open Access | Use and limitations of malaria rapid diagnostic testing by community health workers in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo

January 7, 2010 - 12:58 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Michael Hawkes, Jean Paul Katsuva, Claude K Masumbuko
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:308 (23 December 2009)

CHWs can safely and effectively use RDTs in their management of febrile children; however, cost-effectiveness of RDTs is limited in zones of high malaria prevalence.

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