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Friday, October 29, 2010

Rapid test for malaria approved for Haiti

Via UPI :

" ATLANTA, Oct. 28 : Haitian and U.S. officials have approved the use of three malaria rapid diagnostic tests for use in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a U.S. report says.

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and Haiti Ministry of Public Health and Population say because symptoms of malaria are non-specific, a laboratory test to confirm the diagnosis is recommended, but it is not always possible to use the microscopes necessary for the test because of the lack of equipment or trained personnel."

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