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14 Dec 2018

WHO policy recommendation on malaria diagnostics in low transmission settings

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WHO policy recommendation on malaria diagnostics in low transmission settings

In recent years, the application of nucleic acid amplification (NAA)-based diagnostic tools to detect malaria in the context of epidemiological surveys and in research endeavours has increased significantly. Many different assays are available with a superior diagnostic performance to microscopy and rapid diagnostic tests. Based on a recent evidence review, this document provides a list of six recommendations on the role of molecular diagnostic tests for malaria in low transmission areas.

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