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Evaluation of Malaria Diagnostic Methods as a Key for Successful Control and Elimination Programs

June 26, 2020 - 15:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mbanefo A, Kumar N
Reference: 
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 19; 5(2):E102

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) world malaria report for 2018, there were 228 million cases and 405,000 deaths worldwide. This paper reviews and highlights the importance of accurate, sensitive and affordable diagnostic methods in the fight against malaria. The PubMed online database was used to search for publications that examined the different diagnostic tests for malaria.

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