Laboratory diagnosis of malaria: conventional and rapid diagnostic methods.

TitleLaboratory diagnosis of malaria: conventional and rapid diagnostic methods.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWilson ML
JournalArchives of pathology & laboratory medicine
Volume137
Issue6
Pagination805-11
Date Published2013 Jun
Abstract

The global control of malaria is more challenging than that of many other infectious diseases: malaria is vector borne, it is caused by 5 species of Plasmodium with different geographic distributions, infection is widespread in many regions, drug resistance is common, and the disease overlaps clinically with other infectious diseases. Therefore, malaria control programs, in addition to diagnosis and testing, must also target limiting spread of the disease through vector control. Although malaria control efforts have been successful in some regions, malaria remains one of the most important causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in women and children.

DOI10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5831-12.2013
Alternate JournalArch. Pathol. Lab. Med.