Diagnostics for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases.


Peeling, RW; Mabey, D; (2014) Diagnostics for the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases. Parasitology, 141 (14). pp. 1789-94. ISSN 0031-1820 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0031182014000973

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Abstract

: Practical diagnostic tools of sufficient sensitivity to detect levels of infection that can lead to transmission have been identified as a critical component of successful disease elimination programmes. In this review we describe the diagnostic tests currently available for six neglected tropical diseases that have been targeted for elimination; assess their performance in the light of the requirements for surveillance, certification of elimination and post-elimination surveillance; consider the unmet need for diagnostic tests for these diseases; and review recent technical developments that could meet these needs.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: Neglected Tropical Diseases Network
Leishmaniasis Group
PubMed ID: 25248096
Web of Science ID: 346740700002
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1997993

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