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Table 3 Parasite species prevalence of traveler's malaria imported into the USA (2001-2005) from Burkina Faso, Gabon, Republic of Congo / Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana compared to that of the local populations.

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

Species Total number Species prevalence (per 100 P. falciparum cases)
  Imported to the USA1 Local population2 Imported to the USA1 Local population2
P. falciparum 545 903 - -
P. vivax 32 0 5.9 0
P. malariae 34 62 6.2 6.9
P. ovale 26 29 4.8 3.2
  1. 1 2001–2005, data from [17, 3135]
  2. 2 data from the current survey