DPDx Monthly Case Studies and Archive
DPDx offers a monthly Parasitology Case Study Quiz by email. The purpose of this service is to provide distance training on morphologic diagnostic parasitology to professionals engaged in identifying parasites associated with human disease. On the third week of each month, two case studies are sent to subscribers via email as well as posted on the Monthly Case Studies page of the DPDx website. Within a week, subscribers should send their answers to DPDx at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to have a valid participation in this CDC training activity. The correct answers to the case studies are released the following week; they are sent by email as well as posted on the DPDx website. Feel free to contact the DPDx Team (email@example.com ) if you have any questions regarding the DPDx Monthly Case Studies.
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Malaria RDT Training Video
On June 13, 2007, the FDA approved the first rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for use in the United States, the Binax NOW Malaria. This RDT is approved for use by hospital/commercial laboratories, not by individual clinicians or by patients themselves. It is recommended that all RDTs are followed by microscopy to confirm the results and, if positive, to quantify the proportion of red blood cells that are infected. This video provides guidance regarding the test procedure and results interpretation.
Malaria Microscopy Reference Slides Available Through MR4
Microscopy reference slide sets on malaria are available through the Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource Center(MR4) on a loan-only basis. For more information on how to qualify to receive a loaned slide set, please see MR4’s WebsiteExternal.
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DPDx is an educational resource designed for health professionals and laboratory scientists. For an overview including prevention, control, and treatment visit www.cdc.gov/parasites/.