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Detection of malaria parasites in dried human blood spots using mid-infrared spectroscopy and logistic regression analysis

October 8, 2019 - 15:00 -- Open Access
Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Elihaika G. Minja, Fredros O. Okumu, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:341, 7 October 2019

Epidemiological surveys of malaria currently rely on microscopy, polymerase chain reaction assays (PCR) or rapid diagnostic test kits for Plasmodium infections (RDTs). This study investigated whether mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy coupled with supervised machine learning could constitute an alternative method for rapid malaria screening, directly from dried human blood spots.

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