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Table 1 Proportions of P. vivax and P. falciparum infections detected in malaria cases sampled from 12 different areas in Mauritania

From: Widespread distribution of Plasmodium vivax malaria in Mauritania on the interface of the Maghreb and West Africa

Location and year of sampling Number positive P. vivax alone P. falciparum alone P. vivax and P. falciparum mixed Proportion of P. vivax (Pv/[Pv + Pf]) a
2012
 Aioun 30 0 30 (100 %) 0 0.00
 Boghé 8 1 (13 %) 7 (88 %) 0 0.13
 Kobenni 131 0 131 (100 %) 0 0.00
 N’beika 6 4 (67 %) 1 (17 %) 1 (17 %) 0.71
 Tidjikja 3 1 2 0 0.33
 Timbédra 17 0 17 (100 %) 0 0.00
 Nouakchott 96 65 (68 %) 20 (21 %) 11 (11 %) 0.73
2013
 Sélibaby 29 0 29 (100 %) 0 0.00
 Kiffa 9 2 (22 %) 7 (78 %) 0 0.22
 Ould Yenge 14 0 14 (100 %) 0 0.00
 Zouérat 25 25 (100 %) 0 0 1.00
 Néma 24 0 24 (100 %) 0 0.00
 Nouakchott 80 65 (81 %) 14 (18 %) 1 (1 %) 0.81
  1. Individual locations are shown on Fig. 1. Samples from Nouakchott were from three different health facilities, and proportions of species at each of these are shown in Table 2
  2. aRelative proportions of each species at each site are estimated by counting numbers of infections with each species, with each being counted separately from mixed species infections