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Submicroscopic carriage of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in a low endemic area in Ethiopia where no parasitaemia was detected by microscopy or rapid diagnostic test

August 6, 2015 - 06:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fitsum G Tadesse, Helmi Pett, Amrish Baidjoe, Kjerstin Lanke, Lynn Grignard, Colin Sutherland, Tom Hall, Chris Drakeley, Teun Bousema, Hassen Mamo
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:303 (5 August 2015)

The detection of a substantial number of subpatent malaria infections in an apparently asymptomatic population without evidence for malaria transmission by conventional diagnostics raises questions about the path to malaria elimination.

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Association between HRP–2/pLDH rapid diagnostic test band positivity and malaria–related anemia at a peripheral health facility in Western Uganda

July 27, 2015 - 18:27 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ross Boyce, Raquel Reyes, Moses Ntaro, Edgar Mulogo, Michael Matte, Yap Boum II, Mark J. Siedner
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JOGH 2015; 5: 020402 (7 pages)

The detection of severe malaria in resource–constrained settings is often difficult because of requirements for laboratory infrastructure and/or clinical expertise.

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NOT Open Access | Availability and price of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in the public and private health sectors in 2011: results from 10 nationally representative cross-sectional retail surveys

May 6, 2015 - 14:04 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Stephen Poyer, Tanya Shewchuk, Catherine Goodman, et al.
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 744–756, June 2015

Eighteen months after WHO updated its case management guidelines, RDT availability remained poor in the private sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Evaluation of the Diagnostic Accuracy of CareStart G6PD Deficiency Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) in a Malaria Endemic Area in Ghana, Africa

April 27, 2015 - 13:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dennis Adu-Gyasi, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei, et al.
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PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125796

The outcome of this study suggests that the diagnostic performance of the CareStart G6PD deficiency RDT kit was high and it is acceptable at determining the G6PD deficiency status in a high malaria endemic area in Ghana.

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Performance of a HRP-2/pLDH based rapid diagnostic test at the Bangladesh-India-Myanmar border areas for diagnosis of clinical malaria

November 6, 2013 - 08:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elahi R, Mohon A, Khan WA, Haque R, Alam M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :378 (30 October 2013)
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Parascreen(R) Pan/Pf Rapid test for malaria showed acceptable sensitivity and specificity in border belt endemic areas of Bangladesh when compared with EM and qPCR.

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Temporal and spatial patterns of serologic responses to Plasmodium falciparum antigens in a region of declining malaria transmission in southern Zambia

January 2, 2013 - 06:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kobayashi T, Chishimba S, Shields T, Hamapumbu H, Mharakurwa S, Thuma PE, Glass G, Moss WJ
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:438 (31 December 2012)
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Serological surveys to whole asexual P. falciparum antigens using blood collected as dried blood spots can be used to detect temporal and spatial patterns of malaria transmission in a region of declining malaria burden, and have the potential to identify focal areas of recent transmission.

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Malaria Diagnostics: A Comparative Study of Blood Microscopy, a Rapid Diagnostic Test and Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Diagnosis of Malaria

April 4, 2012 - 06:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Iyabo T. Runsewe-Abiodun, Michael Efunsile, Beniam Ghebremedhin, Adetoun S. Sotimehin, Jerome Ajewole, James Akinleye, Brigite König, and Wolfang König
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J Trop Pediatr (2012) 58(2): 163-164

MalariaWorldThe clinical diagnosis of malaria is challenging because its features mimic those of many other infectious diseases.

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Open Access | Cost-effectiveness of malaria microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests versus presumptive diagnosis: implications for malaria control in Uganda

December 21, 2011 - 10:01 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Author(s): 
Batwala V, Magnussen P, Hansen KS, Nuwaha F
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:372 (19 December 2011)

MalariaWorldRDT was cost effective in both low and high transmission settings.

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