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Table 4 Parasite densities of P. falciparum and P. vivax infections in different epidemiological strata in Mauritania

From: Malaria in three epidemiological strata in Mauritania

Epidemiological strata Number of isolates Parasite density (asexual parasites/µl)
Geometric mean (95 % CI) Range Median
P. falciparum
 Sahelian 8 1280 (575–2840) 280–6400 1260
 Sahelo-Saharan 62a 1220 (936–1600) 120–16,400 1200
 Saharan 1
P. vivax
 Sahelian 0
 Sahelo-Saharan 14a 273 (191–390) 80–820 300
 Saharan 43 625 (459–852) 50–6400 680
  1. Due to the small numbers of P. ovale and P. malariae infections, data on these Plasmodium species are not presented in the table. See text for findings on these species
  2. aExcluding two children with mixed P. falciparum-P. vivax infections