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New World Health Organization Test-Based Approach Against Malaria Does Not Work Everywhere, Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine Study



7/1/2013 7:59:26 AM

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In view of the sharp rise in treatment costs of malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that there must be a hard diagnosis before the disease is treated. The WHO is deploying rapid tests, a variation of the well-known pregnancy test in which a drop of blood is used. Researchers at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) conclude that the new approach is unreliable and that the costs outweigh the benefits in areas where malaria is highly endemic.

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