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Table 3 Plasmodium species and their absolute (%) and relative prevalence (R %) identified by microscopic analyses (MA1 and MA2) and molecular diagnostics (MD) applied to blood samples of children living in Tshimbulu (Western Kasai, DRC) (P.f. = P. falciparum; P.m. = P. malariae; P.o. = P. ovale; P.v. = P. vivax)

From: Malaria in children of Tshimbulu (Western Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo): epidemiological data and accuracy of diagnostic assays applied in a limited resource setting

Species No. (%; relative %)
MA1 MA2 MD
No. valid for classification 298 290 198
Negative 56 58 34
P.f. 236 (79.2; 97.5) 158 (54.5; 68.1) 146 (73.7; 89.0)
P.v. 0 1 (0.3; 0.4) 0
P.f. + P.m. 0 38 (13.1; 16.4) 13 (6.6; 7.9)
P.f + P.o. 6 (2.0; 2.5) 6 (2.1; 2.6) 2 (1.0; 1.2)
P.f. + P.v. 0 8 (2.8; 3.4) 1 (0.5; 0.6)
P.f. + P.m. + P.o. 0 1 (0.3; 0.4) 0
P.f. + P.m. + P.v. 0 1 (0.3; 0.4) 1 (0.5; 0.6)
P.f. + B. microti 0 19 (6.6; 8.2) 2 (1; 1.2)