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Detecting Malaria Hotspots: a comparison between RDT, Microscopy and Polymerase Chain Reaction

Abstract:

Background: Malaria control strategies need to respond to geographical hotspots of transmission. Detection of hotspots depends on the sensitivity of the diagnostic tool used.

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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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1093/infdis/jix321

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Morter, R
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Grant:
#081829, #079080, #103602
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
216
Issue:
9
Pages:
1091–1098
Publication date:
2017-07-07
Acceptance date:
2017-05-24
DOI:
EISSN:
1537-6613
ISSN:
0022-1899
Pubs id:
pubs:698513
URN:
uri:29eb788b-cd0f-4f60-82a2-09e72da69a98
UUID:
uuid:29eb788b-cd0f-4f60-82a2-09e72da69a98
Local pid:
pubs:698513
Paper number:
9

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