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In the absence of definitive diagnosis, healthcare providers are likely to prescribe empirical antibacterials to those who test negative for malaria. This problem is of critical importance in Southern Asia (SA) and South-eastern Asia (SEA) where high levels of antimicrobial consumption and high prevalence of antimicrobial resistance have been reported. To improve management and guide further diagnostic test development, better understanding is needed of the true causative agents of fever and their geographical variability.

More information Original publication

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-020-01745-0

Type

Alumni publications

Publisher

BMC

Publication Date

21/09/2020

Keywords

malaria, Southern Asia , South-eastern Asia, antimicrobial resistance, antibacterials