Diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of serological tests on filter paper samples for outbreak detection of T.b. gambiense human African trypanosomiasis.

@article{Hasker2010DiagnosticAA,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy and feasibility of serological tests on filter paper samples for outbreak detection of T.b. gambiense human African trypanosomiasis.},
  author={Epco Hasker and Pascal Lutumba and Dieudonn{\'e} Mumba and Veerle Lejon and Phillipe B{\"u}scher and Victor Kande and Jean Jacques Muyembe and J. E. H. Menten and Jo Robays and Marleen Boelaert},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          374-9
        }
}
Control of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in the Democratic Republic of Congo is based on mass population screening by mobile teams; a costly and labor-intensive approach. We hypothesized that blood samples collected on filter paper by village health workers and processed in a central laboratory might be a cost-effective alternative. We estimated sensitivity and specificity of micro-card agglutination test for trypanosomiasis (micro-CATT) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)/T.b… CONTINUE READING

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