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ecological analysis

Relationships between test positivity rate, total laboratory confirmed cases of malaria, and malaria incidence in high burden settings of Uganda: an ecological analysis

January 13, 2021 - 14:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jaffer Okiring, Adrienne Epstein, Grant Dorsey, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:42, 13 January 2021

Malaria surveillance is critical for monitoring changes in malaria morbidity over time. National Malaria Control Programmes often rely on surrogate measures of malaria incidence, including the test positivity rate (TPR) and total laboratory confirmed cases of malaria (TCM), to monitor trends in malaria morbidity. However, there are limited data on the accuracy of TPR and TCM for predicting temporal changes in malaria incidence, especially in high burden settings.

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