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Multiplex-RT-PCR-ELISA panel for detecting mosquito-borne pathogens: Plasmodium sp. preserved and eluted from dried blood spots on sample cards

February 3, 2021 - 15:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Philip Koliopoulos, Neema Mathias Kayange, Stephan Gehring, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:66, 1 February 2021

Children are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria and other tropical, vector-borne diseases in low-resource countries. Infants presenting with acute onset fever represent a major sector of outpatient care in the Lake Victoria region. Misclassification and overuse of antibiotics and anti-malarial medications are consistent problems. Identifying the prevalent mosquito-borne pathogens in the region will reduce the prescription of non-indicated medicines.

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