Evaluation of Ebola virus inactivation procedures for Plasmodium falciparum malaria diagnostics.

@article{Lau2015EvaluationOE,
  title={Evaluation of Ebola virus inactivation procedures for Plasmodium falciparum malaria diagnostics.},
  author={Rachel Lau and Amanda Wang and Ann Chong-Kit and Filip Ralevski and Andrea K. Boggild},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={1387-90}
}
Plasmodium falciparum malaria is highly endemic in the three most affected countries in the current epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa. As EVD and malaria are clinically indistinguishable, both remain part of the differential diagnosis of ill travelers from returning from areas of EVD transmission. We compared the performances of a rapid diagnostic test (BinaxNOW) and real-time PCR with P. falciparum-positive specimens before and after heat and Triton X-100 inactivation, and… CONTINUE READING

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