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High cases of submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum infections in a suburban population of Lagos, Nigeria

December 30, 2019 - 14:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Florence A. Umunnakwe, Emmanuel T. Idowu, Olusola Ajibaye, Blessed Etoketim, Samuel Akindele, Aminat O. Shokunbi, Olubunmi A. Otubanjo, Gordon A. Awandare, Alfred Amambua-Ngwa and Kolapo M. Oyebola
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:433,19 December 2019

Asymptomatic malaria parasites are significant sources of infections for onward malaria transmission. Conventional tools for malaria diagnosis such as microscopy and rapid diagnostic test kits (RDT) have relatively low sensitivity, hence the need for alternative tools for active screening of such low-density infections.

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