University joins study to evaluate biomarkers for poverty-related diseases

Issued: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:41:00 BST

Dr Antonia Ho from the Centre of Virus Research has joined an expert clinical panel on a multi-centre study evaluating the performance of potential new biomarkers to differentiate between bacterial from non-bacterial acute febrile illness in children and adults in Malawi and Brazil.

The study is run by the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), an international non-profit organisation that aids the development and delivery of diagnostic tests for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Antonia’s role in this study involves classifying the aetiology of febrile cases into bacterial and non-bacterial diseases, based on clinical presentation and laboratory results.