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Sources Used in Current Review
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2012). Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in the Malaria-Endemic World. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/malaria_worldwide/reduction/dx_tx.html. Accessed September 12, 2015.
Malaria Vaccine Initiative (2015). Accelerating Malaria Vaccine Development. Available online at http://www.malariavaccine.org/malvac-state-of-vaccine-dev.php. Accessed September 14, 2015.
Maxmen, Amy (2013). Malaria: A race against resistance. Nature, Vol 503, 7475. Available online at http://www.nature.com/news/malaria-a-race-against-resistance-1.14155. Accessed September 15, 2015.
World Health Organization (2015). Malaria. Available online at http://www.who.int/malaria/media/world_malaria_report_2014/en/. Accessed September 15, 2015.
Sources Used in Previous Reviews
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Malaria. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000621.htm. Accessed April 2011.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Understanding Malaria. Available online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/malaria/understandingmalaria/Pages/default.aspx. Accessed April 2011.
World Health Organziation. Malaria. Fact Sheet, April 2010. Available online at http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/index.html. Accessed April 2011.
WHO. 10 facts on malaria. Available online at http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/malaria/en/index.html. Accessed April 2011.
CDC. Malaria Surveillance --- United States, 2006. MMWR. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5705a2.htm. Accessed April 2011.
WHO. What is a malaria RDT? Available online at http://www.wpro.who.int/sites/rdt/whatis/malaria_rdt.htm. Accessed April 2011.
CDC. DPDx – Diagnostic Procedures: Blood Specimens, Specimen Collection. Available online at http://www.dpd.cdc.gov/dpdx/HTML/DiagnosticProcedures.htm. Accessed April 2011.
(February 28, 2011) CDC. Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment in the United States. Available online at http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/diagnosis_treatment/index.html. Accessed April 2011.
(July 27, 2009) CDC. Yellow Book, Chapter 2, The Pre-travel Consultation, Malaria. Available online at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2010/chapter-2/malaria.aspx. Accessed April 2011.
(October 2007) UNICEF. Malaria diagnosis: A guide for selecting malaria rapid diagnostics test (RDT) kits-1st edition. PDF available for download at http://www.unicef.org/supply/files/Guidance_for_malaria_rapid_tests.pdf. Accessed May 2011.
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