Kathy A. Strauss

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Both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are prevalent in Pakistan, yet up-to-date data on the epidemiology of malaria in Pakistan are not available. This study was undertaken to determine the current prevalence and distribution of Plasmodium species across the country. A malariometric population survey was conducted in 2011 using blood samples(More)
Highly sensitive, scalable diagnostic methods are needed to guide malaria elimination interventions. While traditional microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are suitable for the diagnosis of symptomatic malaria infection, more sensitive tests are needed to screen for low-density, asymptomatic infections that are targeted by interventions aiming to(More)
The Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs provide criteria for specimen validity testing, including urine pH cut-offs, to report a urine specimen as adulterated or invalid. Since the urine pH criteria for invalid classifications, > or = 3 and < 4.5 or > or = 9 and < 11, became effective in November 2004, a number of specimens with(More)
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