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Table 2 Species composition of isolates analysed by PCR (%)

From: Failure to detect Plasmodium vivax in West and Central Africa by PCR species typing

Collection area Number P. falciparum P. ovale P. malariae P. vivax
Burkina Faso1 108 108 (100) 6 (5.5) 8 (7.4) 0
Congo 851 341 (40.1) 11 (1.3) 8 (0.9) 0
Gabon 206 102 (49.5) 4 (1.9) 1 (0.5) 0
Ghana1 352 352 (100) 8 (2.3) 45 (12.8) 0
Kenya 722 459 (63.6) 35 (4.8) 84 (11.6) 0
Angola1,2 90 90 (100) 0 0 0
Mozambique1,2 90 90 (100) 0 0 0
Rwanda1,2 99 99 (100) 2 (2) 1 (1) 0
Sao Tome1,2 70 70 (100) 1 (1.4) 0 1 (1.4)
Total 2588 1711 67 147 1
  1. 1 Only P. falciparum positive samples were available for analysis
  2. 2 Only P. falciparum single species infections (diagnosed by microscopy) were analysed