New Tests Promise Rapid and Accurate Detection of Malaria

Jan 18, 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria

Rapid diagnostic tests, or RDTs, are becoming an increasingly important method for detecting malaria. Health specialists recommend that they be used along with a range of other strategies for controlling the disease, including the use of artemisinin-based combination therapies, insecticide-treated bed nets, indoor spraying against malaria-carrying mosquitoes and testing and treatment of pregnant women and children.

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