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Use of TaqMan Array Cards to Screen Outbreak Specimens for Causes of Febrile Illness in Tanzania

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Title
Use of TaqMan Array Cards to Screen Outbreak Specimens for Causes of Febrile Illness in Tanzania
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The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, June 2018
DOI 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0071
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Authors

Ahmed Abade, Rachel B. Eidex, Athanasia Maro, Jean Gratz, Jie Liu, Ireen Kiwelu, Buliga Mujaga, Maria E. Kelly, Blandina T. Mmbaga, James J. Gibson, Fausta Mosha, Eric R. Houpt

Abstract

We describe the deployment of a custom-designed molecular diagnostic TaqMan Array Card (TAC) to screen for 31 bacterial, protozoal, and viral etiologies in blood from outbreaks of acute febrile illness in Tanzania during 2015-2017. On outbreaks notified to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, epidemiologists were dispatched and specimens were collected, transported to a central national laboratory, and tested by TAC within 2 days. This algorithm streamlined investigation, diagnosed a typhoid outbreak, and excluded dozens of other etiologies. This method is usable in-country and may be incorporated into algorithms for diagnosing outbreaks.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 43%
Researcher 2 29%
Student > Master 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 14%
Other 0 0%

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#11,344,730
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#5,411
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