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Table 1 PCR-positive malaria infections

From: Mass blood survey for malaria: pooling and real-time PCR combined with expert microscopy in north-west Thailand

Patient Village Age (yrs) Sex Occupation Species (by PCR)a Expert microscopy Time-to notification
141 Maesuad 16 F Agric. worker PF 1 PF ring 2 days
34 Maesuad 4 M Child PV 3 PV amoeboid forms 2 days
107 Maesuad 12 M Child PV 3 PV amoeboid forms 2 days
144 Maesuad 38 M Labourer PM Negativeb 2 days
152 Maesuad 3 M Child PF/PM co-infection 1 ring, could not speciate 2 days
110 Hueypo 16 M Child PF/PM co-infection 1 ring, could not speciate 6 days
391 Hueypo 50 F Agric. worker PF/PM co-infection Negative/Positivec 8 days
88 Hueypo 14 F Child PM 1 ring, could not speciate 6 days
390 Hueypo 18 F Agric. worker PM 1 ring, could not speciate 8 days
  1. aPF: P. falciparum; PV: P. vivax; PM: P. malariae.
  2. b Quality of blood film was poor.
  3. c Negative when examined before species-specific PCR; positive when examined afterwards.