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Title: Point prevalence of asymptomatic Plasmodium infection and the comparison of microscopy, rapid diagnostic test and nested PCR for the diagnosis of asymptomatic malaria among children under 5 years in Ghana
Authors: Okyere, Bismark
Owusu-Ofor, Alex
Ansong, Daniel
Buxton, Rebecca
Benson, Scott
Osei-Akoto, Alex
Owiredu, Eddie-Williams
Adjei, Collins
Amuzu, Evans Xorse
Marfo Boaheng, Joseph
Dickerson, Ty
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: PLOS ONE
Citation: PLOS ONE
Abstract: Plasmodium infection among children is a serious public health problem. Asymptomatic malaria infection among humans serves as a significant reservoir for transmitting Plasmodium to uninfected Anopheles mosquitoes, fueling malaria endemicity and asymptomatic malaria may progress to clinical malaria. Therefore, prompt and accurate diagnosis of malaria infection is crucial for the management and control of malaria, especially in endemic areas. This study assessed the point prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infection and evaluated the performance of malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT), light microscopy and nested PCR (nPCR) for the diagnosis of asymptomatic malaria infection in a paediatric population in the Atwima Nwabiagya North district, Ghana
Description: This article is published in PLOS ONE and also available at https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0232874
URI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0232874
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