Background: Malaria control strategies need to respond to geographical hotspots of transmission. Detection of hotspots depends on the sensitivity of the diagnostic tool used.Expand abstract
Methods: We conducted cross-sectional surveys in three sites within Kilifi County, Kenya, at variable transmission intensities. RDT, Microscopy and PCR testing were used to detect asymptomatic parasitaemia and hotspots were detected using the spatial scan statistic.
Results: 8581 study participants ...
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Detecting Malaria Hotspots: a comparison between RDT, Microscopy and Polymerase Chain Reaction
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