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Estimating the number of paediatric fevers associated with malaria infection presenting to Africa's public health sector in 2007

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Background: As international efforts to increase the coverage of artemisinin-based combination therapy in public health sectors gather pace, concerns have been raised regarding their continued indiscriminate presumptive use for treating all childhood fevers. The availability of rapid-diagnostic tests to support practical and reliable parasitological diagnosis provides an opportunity to improve the rational treatment of febrile children across Africa. However, the cost effectiveness of diagnos...

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1000301

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group
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Institution:
Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Department:
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group
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Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
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Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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"Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI- University of Oxford - Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme, Nairobi, Kenya", "University of Oxford"
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Medical Sciences Division - Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine,Centre for (CCVTM)
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Gething, P
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
7
Article number:
e1000301
Publication date:
2010-07-01
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Language:
English
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Local pid:
ora:4116
Deposit date:
2010-08-31

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