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24 May 2017, Bangkok – This April and May, the targeted malaria elimination (TME) study in Laos’ final prevalence survey evaluated new tools to detect asymptomatic malaria. These included new rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) that may be similar in sensitivity to a PCR performed on dried blood spots and reading machines that fire a laser at RDTs and use a thermal camera to detect faint positive results that would be beyond the range of the human eye.
Professor Nick White ells us about the COPCOV trial that aims to determine whether chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine are effective in preventing COVID-19 in health care workers.
Studentships at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand
COPCOV has more than doubled recruitment in the past month, with 1332 participants enrolled as of 7 July.