Rapid Influenza Testing in an Austere Setting, Mongolia

Chuluunbaatar Maisetseg, Daramragchaa Ulziimaa, Alexandra Sack, Gonchigoo Battsetseg, Baigalmaa Bekh-Ochir, Myagmarsukh Yondon, Gregory C. Gray

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In 2015-2017, we helped rural Mongolian clinicians with poor infrastructure adopt rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs). In their hands, the Quidel Sofia Influenza A Test was both sensitive (75%) and specific (100%). If made widely available, such RIDTs would have the potential to markedly reduce influenza morbidity and mortality in Mongolia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofx238
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Mongolia
  • RIDT
  • influenza

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology


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