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Mapping the aetiology of non-malarial febrile illness in Southeast Asia through a systematic review--terra incognita impairing treatment policies.

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BACKGROUND: An increasing use of point of care diagnostic tests that exclude malaria, coupled with a declining malaria burden in many endemic countries, is highlighting the lack of ability of many health systems to manage other causes of febrile disease. A lack of knowledge of distribution of these pathogens, and a lack of screening and point-of-care diagnostics to identify them, prevents effective management of these generally treatable contributors to disease burden. While prospective data ...

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10.1371/journal.pone.0044269

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
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Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
9
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Article: e44269
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1932-6203
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1932-6203
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uuid:f759f78a-791f-4d1f-adf9-c50af36404f8
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350500
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English
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