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malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs)

Serological evidence of chikungunya and malaria co-infection among febrile patients seeking health care in Karagwe district, Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 15:26 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Edson Kinimi, Bisimwa N. Patrick, Gerald Misinzo
Reference: 
Tanzania Journal of Health Research Volume 20, No 4 (2018)

A total of 400 febrile patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 400 febrile outpatients tested for malaria, 116 (28.75%) tested positive with mRDT.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Test-Based versus Presumptive Treatment of Uncomplicated Malaria in Children under Five Years in an Area of High Transmission in Central Ghana

October 11, 2016 - 17:30 -- Open Access
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Theresa Tawiah, Kristian Schultz Hansen, Jayne Webster, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 11(10): e0164055

The introduction of mRDTs is likely to be considered cost-effective in this high transmission setting as this intervention increased the number of appropriately treated children at low cost.

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