Performance of Local Light Microscopy and the ParaScreen Pan/Pf Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Malaria in Health Centers in Northwest Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Endeshaw2012PerformanceOL,
  title={Performance of Local Light Microscopy and the ParaScreen Pan/Pf Rapid Diagnostic Test to Detect Malaria in Health Centers in Northwest Ethiopia},
  author={Tekola Endeshaw and Patricia M Graves and Berhan Ayele and Aryc W. Mosher and Teshome Gebre and Firew Ayalew and Asrat Genet and Alemayehu Bogale Mesfin and Estifanos Biru Shargie and Zerihun Tadesse and Tesfaye Teferi and Berhanu Melak and Frank O. Richards and Paul M Emerson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Diagnostic tests are recommended for suspected malaria cases before treatment, but comparative performance of microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) at rural health centers has rarely been studied compared to independent expert microscopy. METHODS Participants (N = 1997) with presumptive malaria were recruited from ten health centers with a range of transmission intensities in Amhara Regional State, Northwest Ethiopia during October to December 2007. Microscopy and ParaScreen… CONTINUE READING
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