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Development and validation of a multiplexed-tandem qPCR tool for diagnostics of human soil-transmitted helminth infections

Stracke, Katharina; Clarke, Naomi; Awburn, Camille; Vaz Nery, Susana; Khieu, Virak; Traub, Rebecca; Jex, Aaron Richard

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Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) are a major cause of morbidity in tropical developing countries with a global infection prevalence of more than one billion people and disease burden of around 3.4 million disability adjusted life years. Infection prevalence directly correlates to inadequate sanitation, impoverished conditions and limited access to public health systems. Underestimation of infection prevalence using traditional microscopy-based diagnostic techniques is common, specifically in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-06-17
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/188488
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0007363
Access Rights: Open Access

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