Ineffectiveness of the Binax NOW malaria test for diagnosis of Plasmodium ovale malaria.

  title={Ineffectiveness of the Binax NOW malaria test for diagnosis of Plasmodium ovale malaria.},
  author={Christine Bigaillon and El{\'e}onore Fontan and J A Cavallo and Eric Hernandez and Andr{\'e} Spiegel},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={43 2},
Malaria remains the most dangerous tropical disease for the French troops deployed overseas. In 2003, 768 cases in the French army were declared along with an increase of incidence of 400% in comparison with 2002, mainly due to the Licorne peacekeeping operation in Ivory Coast. In order to ensure fast diagnosis in the field, a rapid immunochromatographic test (NOW malaria test; Binax, Portland, Oreg.) has been provided to military doctors. This test detects the Plasmodium falciparum-specific… CONTINUE READING

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