Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 23rd, 2001
African families seldom possess thermometers. Another outcome of the study is that it opens up the possibility of detecting anemia at village level using a new and simple method.
Studies showed that many mothers stated that the sick child had a fever after feeling the forehead, even though the child's body temperature was normal. In practice, this frequently leads to an incorrect diagnosis of malaria, particularly if there is no health center nearby that can confirm the child's fever. When...
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