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Table 4 Evaluation of the seroprevalence of three Plasmodium species in blood donors from Benin by the three specific recombinant Plasmodium proteins ELISA (RecELISA) and Plasmodium falciparum native antigen ELISA (NatELISA) in a population of asymptomatic Benin blood donors with positive parasitaemia (n = 290): 288 Plasmodium falciparum and two mixed infection Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium malariae identified by microscopy

From: The ears of the African elephant: unexpected high seroprevalence of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae in healthy populations in Western Africa

Results of microscopical examination NatELISA RecELISA r Pf MSP1 + r Pf AMA1 RecELISA r Po MSP1 RecELISA r Pm MSP1 RecELISA Total
288 P. falciparum 257/288 (89.2%) 282/288 (97.9%) 195/288 (67.7%) 229/288 (79.9%) 287/288 (99.6%)
2 P. malariae and P. falciparum 2/2 (100%) 2/2 (100%) 2/2 (100%) 2/2 (100%) 2/2 (100%)