The diagnosis of typhoid fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  title={The diagnosis of typhoid fever in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.},
  author={Octavie Lunguya and Marie-France Phoba and Steve Ahuka Mundeke and Edmonde Bonebe and Pierre Mukadi and Jean-Jacques Muyembe and Jan L Verhaegen and Jan Jacobs},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  volume={106 6},
The diagnosis of typhoid fever (TF) in Kinshasa (DR Congo) was assessed by on-site surveys, external quality assessment (EQA) of the Widal test and a microbiological blood culture surveillance study. In 331/536 (61.8%) health facilities, clinicians diagnosed TF by clinical picture and the Widal test. An EQA on the Widal test consisting of three samples revealed correct scores by respectively 27.1%, 65.6% and 3.1% of 125 participating laboratories. Most (80.9% of 152 laboratories) performed <100… CONTINUE READING
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