In the area of tropical diseases, our focus is on the diagnosis of parasitic diseases. More specifically, we are looking at evaluating the accuracy and appropriate usage of diagnostic laboratory tests for detecting infections with specific parasites.
Director J.D. MacLean Centre for Tropical Diseases at McGill University
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