Project timeline: 07/12/2019 - 26/02/2021
Prof. David Sack
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Validation of a new rapid test for cholera compared to standard culture and PCR.
This study will compare the results of a new dipstick test for cholera that detects only Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 (but not serogroup O139) with the results of standard stool culture and PCR using stool specimens collected on filter paper.
Validation of a new dipstick rapid test will allow for more rapid detection of cases and potentially will allow for more rapid declaring of an outbreak.
Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya
Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program, Nairobi, Kenya