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Archived Comments for: "Test and treat" or presumptive treatment for malaria in high transmission situations? A reflection on the latest WHO guidelines

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  1. Test and Treat - assuming there are tests

    William Brieger, Jhpiego/JHU-BSPH

    23 May 2011

    The importance of not abandoning clinical diagnosis in <> is well taken, but usually results in much over-treatment of malaria to the neglect of other febrile conditions. That said, it seems premature to worry about going whole hog on RDTs when supplies are still so inadequate and where training and supervision about their appropriate use is either lacking or ineffective.

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