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Laboratory diagnosis of malaria: conventional and rapid diagnostic methods.
|Title||Laboratory diagnosis of malaria: conventional and rapid diagnostic methods.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Journal||Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine|
|Date Published||2013 Jun|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.|