CHANTEAU, Suzanne; RAHALISON, Lila; RALAFIARISOA, Lalao et al. Developing and testing of a rapid diagnostic test for bubonic and pneumonic plague. The Lancet, London, v. 361, n. 9353, p. 211-6, 18 Jan. 2003.
Plague is often fatal without prompt and appropriate treatment. It affects mainly poor and remote populations. Late diagnosis is one of the major causes of human death and spread of the disease, since it limits the effectiveness of control measures. We aimed to develop and assess a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) for plage.