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Table 4 Geometric Mean of parasitaemia by microscopy and PCR in the three villages

From: Elimination of Plasmodium falciparum in an area of multi-drug resistance

  Village 1 (PLU) May 2010 Village 2 (WLM) Dec 2011 Village 3 (TMK) May 2012
Microscopy PCR Microscopy PCR Microscopy PCR
Geometric mean (range) all species 63.0 (32–256) 7.82 (0.28–186,948) 109 (16–5,888) 50.31 (0.25–751,510) 85.0 (2–4,224) 26.07 (0.11–296,713)
Geometric mean (range) P. falciparum 170.0 (90–256) 2.95 (0.34–5,999) 110 (16–5,792) 69.52 (0.27–751,510) 96.0 (16–4,224) 79.01 (0.25–296,713)
Geometric mean (range) P. vivax 47.9 (32–144) 24.38 (0.31–25,136) 109 (16–5,888) 36.78 (0.3–108,318) 79 (2–2,880) 14.79 (0.11–97,719)