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seroprevalence

A threshold-free approach with age-dependency for estimating malaria seroprevalence

January 12, 2022 - 23:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Irene Kyomuhangi and Emanuele Giorgi
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2022 21:1, 3 January 2022

In malaria serology analysis, the standard approach to obtain seroprevalence, i.e the proportion of seropositive individuals in a population, is based on a threshold which is used to classify individuals as seropositive or seronegative. The choice of this threshold is often arbitrary and is based on methods that ignore the age-dependency of the antibody distribution.

Predictive markers of transmission in areas with different malaria endemicity in north-eastern Tanzania based on seroprevalence of antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum

November 5, 2021 - 13:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kaaya RD, Kajeguka DC, Matowo JJ, Ndaro AJ, Mosha FW, Chilongola JO, Kavishe RA
Reference: 
BMC Res Notes. 2021 Oct 30;14(1):404

A community-based cross-sectional study was done to assess Plasmodium falciparum exposure in areas with different malaria endemicity in north-eastern Tanzania using serological markers; PfAMA-1 and PfMSP-119.

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