Field Evaluation of Cholkit Rapid Diagnostic Test for Vibrio Cholerae O1 during a Cholera Outbreak in Malawi, 2018

Innocent Chibwe, Watipaso Kasambara, Mathews Kagoli, Harry Milala, Charity Gondwe, Andrew S. Azman

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Abstract

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for cholera are an important emerging tool for surveillance, yet the currently available tests have several limitations. We assess the performance of a new RDT, Cholkit, during a cholera outbreak in Malawi compared with culture and find a sensitivity of 93.0% (95% CI, 83.0%-98.1%) and a specificity of 95.7% (95% CI, 78.1%-100.0%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofaa493
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume7
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

Keywords

  • cholera
  • malawi
  • rapid test
  • vibrio cholerae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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