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Quantifying the contribution of Plasmodium falciparum malaria to febrile illness amongst African children

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Suspected malaria cases in Africa increasingly receive a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) before antimalarials are prescribed. While this ensures efficient use of resources to clear parasites, the underlying cause of the individual's fever remains unknown due to potential coinfection with a non-malarial febrile illness. Widespread use of RDTs does not necessarily prevent over-estimation of clinical malaria cases or sub-optimal case management of febrile patients. We present a new approach that all...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.7554/eLife.29198

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Dalrymple, U
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Cameron, E
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H5R00690
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Bhatt, S
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H5R00690
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Weiss, D
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H5R00690
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Gething, P
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H5R00690
Publisher:
eLife Sciences Publications Publisher's website
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eLife Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
e29198
Pages:
1-17
Publication date:
2017-10-16
Acceptance date:
2017-10-12
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ISSN:
2050-084X
Source identifiers:
737070
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pubs:737070
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uuid:3a6032a9-2e29-47a9-b603-29d8a591a48d
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pubs:737070
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2017-10-19

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