Early diagnosis and prognosis of severe dengue in Vietnamese children [ 2011 - 2015 ]

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Researchers: Prof Cameron Simmons (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Hien Tran Tinh Prof Jeremy Farrar

Brief description Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection. Tropical Australia has experienced multiple outbreaks of dengue in the last decade. This project, conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, will define the accuracy of a rapid diagnostic test for the early diagnosis of severe dengue. In doing so, we will also derive an algorithm using simple laboratory and clinical findings that can help identify those patients at greatest risk of severe complications, with benefits for both patients and hospitals.

Funding Amount $AUD 689,323.24

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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