Affordable New Test to Reveal Hidden Reservoirs of Malaria - GE

Studies have shown that many people who live where malaria is present - up to 60 percent of some sample populations - actually carry the parasite without showing symptoms.To get anywhere near finding most hidden cases, trained scientists and technicians need expensive and complicated tools called thermal cyclers, which help them recognize whether Plasmodium's genetic material is present in a person's bloodstream. But according to GE Global Reasearch and their partners, all that is about to change.

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MSF nurse Eric Konate examines a sick child suffering from malaria at a mobile clinic in Bolom Village, Central African Republic.

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