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Table 2 Proportion of PCR-confirmed Plasmodium knowlesi mono-infections among microscopy-diagnosed Plasmodium malariae/ Plasmodium knowle s i *, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax mono-infections, by year

From: Changing epidemiology of malaria in Sabah, Malaysia: increasing incidence of Plasmodium knowlesi

  Proportion (%) of PCR-confirmed P. knowlesi monoinfections
Microscopy diagnosis 2011# 2012 2013 P value
P. malariae or P. knowlesi 129/163 (79) 327/383 (85) 468/536 (87) 0.035
P. falciparum 7/47 (15) 10/65 (15) 15/44 (34) 0.022
P. vivax 5/17 (29) 13/30 (43) 15/40 (38) 0.638
  1. *Microscopic diagnoses of P. knowlesi and P. malariae were considered as a single group.
  2. #Data used from July 2011.