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CWSF 2011 - Toronto, Ontario

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My name is Hayden Westgate. I am sixteen years old and in grade eleven. I go to Pretty River Academy in Collingwood, Ontario. I have an eighteen year old brother and a three year old sister. I am an alumni member of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, I competed in OFSAA as a member of the Senior Basketball Team and I am a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. I like to travel, snow ski and play basketball. I am seriously considering a future in medicine.

Hayden Westgate

Is It Malaria?
Region:Simcoe County
City:Collingwood, ON
School:Pretty River Academy
Abstract:On medical mission in Tanzania,clinicians were given a set of diagnostic criteria to help them make a correct diagnosis of malaria. They were also asked if they felt the patient had malaria. The patients were then sent for a rapid malaria test. The purpose was to see if a set of criteria could be designed that could diagnose without need for testing.