Evaluation of the Use of a Urin Test Strip to Determine the Spread of Schistosoma Infections in Areas Where Schistosomiasis Infections Are Low in Kenya
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of a urine test strip in diagnose schistosoma mansoni in areas of Kenya where the rate of infections are low.
The hypothesis is that the urine strip test is a superior tool to the conventional parasitological tools used to diagnose schistosomiasis mansoni infections in area where there is low transmission
Circulating Cathodic Antigen Urine Based Dipstick
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Applicability of Urine Based Schistosomiasis Test Strip in the Epidemiologic Mapping and Sampling of Schistosoma Mansoni Infection in Low Endemic Areas of Kenya|
|Study Start Date:||April 2006|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2006|
The study will compare the use of the urine test strip with the conventional method used and with a "golden standard" methode, in an area of Kenya where the infection transmission is low. Furthermore will the urine test strip be evaluatied in its ability to monitor the intensity of infections in school children before and after they are been treated for the infections.
A total of 1100 school children in the age between 10 and 18 years will be included in the study. Children have to submitt a stool and a urine sample on three consecutive days. Children who are found to be infected with the schistosomiasis parasite will be offered treatment.
|Kenya Medical Research Institute|
|Principal Investigator:||Hussein J Kihara, mr||Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Kenya|