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NOT Open Access | Overdiagnosis of Malaria Illness in an Endemic Setting: A Facility-Based Surveillance Study in Malawi

May 5, 2021 - 11:26 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Peterson I, Kapito-Tembo A, Laufer M, et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 May 3:tpmd201209

In endemic settings where asymptomatic malaria infections are common, malaria infection can complicate fever diagnosis. Factors influencing fever misdiagnosis, including accuracy of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) and the malaria-attributable fraction of fevers (MAF), require further investigation. We conducted facility-based surveillance in Malawi, from January 2012 through December 2013 in settings of high perennial (Chikhwawa), high seasonal (Thoylo), and moderate seasonal (Ndirande) malaria transmission.

Malaria parasitaemia and mRDT diagnostic performances among symptomatic individuals in selected health care facilities across Ghana

February 3, 2021 - 14:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abuaku B, Amoah LE, Peprah NY, Asamoah A, Amoako EO, Donu D, Adu GA, Malm KL
Reference: 
BMC Public Health. 2021 Jan 28;21(1):239

Parasitological diagnosis generates data to assist malaria-endemic countries determine their status within the malaria elimination continuum and also inform the deployment of proven interventions to yield maximum impact. This study determined prevalence of malaria parasitaemia and mRDT performances among febrile patients in selected health care facilities across Ghana.

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