African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4962

Full Length Research Paper

Utility of molecular diagnostic method compared with conventional methods in detection of etiologic agents of central nervous system infections in Rwanda

Edouard Ntagwabira
  • Edouard Ntagwabira
  • Department of Biomedical Services, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Kigali, Rwanda.
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Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi
  • Marianne Wanjiru Mureithi
  • Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Jean Baptiste Mazarati
  • Jean Baptiste Mazarati
  • Department of Biomedical Services, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Kigali, Rwanda.
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Walter Jaoko
  • Walter Jaoko
  • Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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Omu Anzala
  • Omu Anzala
  • Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.
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  •  Received: 28 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 28 January 2019
  •  Published: 07 March 2019

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