In Cambodia's Ratanakiri Province, main roads project like spokes from the small city of Banlung, population 17,000. Here, next to the local health department, a team of Cambodian and Belgian researchers intent on eliminating malaria parked a mobile PCR lab last fall.

Costing $200,000 and funded in part by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the mobile lab performed PCR-based malaria assays on just shy of 5,000 dried blood samples over 20 days last fall, detecting 244 cases of asymptomatic Plasmodium infection and delivering treatment within 48 hours.

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