Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2006

Claudia Schneekloth story (cont.)

Claudia recently spent six weeks in Antananarivo, Madagascar working with plague patients for a clinical-trial project with the CDC. The goals of the project include the use of gentamicin as an alternative drug for the treatment of plague, as well as the evaluation of three rapid dipstick diagnostic methods for this disease. There are thirty clinics where patients are enrolled for the trial, with one main laboratory in the capital city where all patient specimens are processed and where Claudia was stationed. For Claudia, working first-hand with patients and the people of Madagascar was a tremendous experience, both professionally and personally.

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