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Erratum to: Epidemiologic features of overseas imported malaria in the People’s Republic of China

  • Zhongjie Li1,
  • Qian Zhang1,
  • Canjun Zheng1,
  • Sheng Zhou1,
  • Junling Sun1,
  • Zike Zhang1, 2,
  • Qibin Geng1, 3,
  • Honglong Zhang1,
  • Liping Wang1,
  • Shengjie Lai1, 4,
  • Wenbiao Hu5,
  • Archie C. A. Clements6,
  • Xiao-Nong Zhou7Email author and
  • Weizhong Yang8Email author
Contributed equally
Malaria Journal201615:318

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-016-1355-x

Published: 14 June 2016

The original article was published in Malaria Journal 2016 15:141

Erratum to: Malar J (2016) 15:141 DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1188-7

The authors of [1] would like to highlight the following corrections to their original article published in Malaria Journal.

In the third paragraph of ‘Case detection and clinical outcome’ in the “Results” section of [1], “acute renal dysfunction (5.3 %)” should be replaced as “severe anaemia (5.3 %)”.

In addition, in Table 3 of the original publication [1], the Overall Complicated signs/symptoms on coma should be 25 (1.8 %), Cerebral lesion be 23 (1.6 %), Gastrointestinal damage 32 (2.3 %), Liver function impairment 38 (2.7 %) and Severe anaemia 25 (1.8 %). The following is our corrected Table 3.
Table 3

Clinical manifestation of imported malaria cases by outpatient and inpatient in nine provinces of China

Clinical features

Overall (n = 1420)

Outpatients

n = 945

Inpatients

n = 475

P.f.

(n = 389)

P.v.

(n = 515)

All

(n = 945)

P.f.

(n = 334)

P.v.

(n = 114)

All

(n = 475)

Common signs/symptoms

1412 (99)

383 (98.5 %)

514 (99.8 %)

938 (99.3 %)

333 (99.7 %)

113 (99.1 %)

474 (99.8 %)

 Fever

1390 (97.9 %)

372 (95.6 %)

509 (98.8 %)

920 (97.4 %)

331 (99.1 %)

113 (99.1 %)

470 (98.9 %)

 Chills

1159 (81.6 %)

282 (72.5 %)

474 (92.0 %)

785 (83.1 %)

248 (74.3 %)

104 (91.2 %)

374 (78.7 %)

 Sweating

1008 (71.0 %)

249 (64.0 %)

423 (82.1 %)

697 (73.8 %)

203 (60.8 %)

90 (78.9 %)

311 (65.5 %)

 Headache

921 (64.9 %)

234 (60.2 %)

383 (74.4 %)

640 (67.7 %)

188 (56.3 %)

79 (69.3 %)

281 (59.2 %)

 Malaise

414 (29.2 %)

122 (31.4 %)

147 (28.5 %)

281 (29.7 %)

92 (27.5 %)

35 (30.7 %)

133 (28.0 %)

 Dizziness

272 (19.2 %)

89 (22.9 %)

85 (16.5 %)

181 (19.2 %)

66 (19.8 %)

22 (19.3 %)

91 (19.2 %)

 Diarrhoea

168 (11.8 %)

42 (10.8 %)

41 (8.0 %)

87 (9.2 %)

44 (13.2 %)

5 (4.4 %)

81 (17.1 %)

Complicated signs/symptoms

112 (7.9 %)

0

0

0

95 (28.4 %)

17 (14.9 %)

112 (23.6 %)

 Coma

25 (1.8 %)

0

0

0

25 (7.5 %)

0

25 (5.3 %)

 Cerebral lesion

23 (1.6 %)

0

0

0

22 (6.6 %)

1 (0.9 %)

23 (4.8 %)

 Gastro-intestinal damage

32 (2.3 %)

0

0

0

23 (6.9 %)

9 (7.9 %)

32 (6.7 %)

 Liver function impairment

38 (2.7 %)

0

0

0

38 (11.4 %)

0

38 (8.0 %)

 Acute renal dysfunction

23 (1.6 %)

0

0

0

23 (6.9 %)

0

23 (4.8 %)

 Severe anaemia

25 (1.8 %)

0

0

0

21 (6.3 %)

4 (3.5 %)

25 (5.3 %)

 Haemolysis

19 (1.3 %)

0

0

0

17 (5.1 %)

2 (1.8 %)

19 (4.0 %)

 Shock

7 (0.5 %)

0

0

0

7 (2.1 %)

0

7 (1.5 %)

 Acidosis

5 (0.4 %)

0

0

0

4 (1.2 %)

1 (0.9 %)

5 (1.1 %)

P.f., Plasmodium falciparum; P.v., Plasmodium vivax

We regret these mistakes.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of Infectious Diseases, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-Warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(2)
Center of Clinical Laboratory, The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University
(3)
State Key Laboratory of Virology and College of Life Sciences, Wuhan University
(4)
Department of Geography and Environment, University of Southampton
(5)
School of Public Health and Social Work, Queensland University of Technology
(6)
Research School of Population Health, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, The Australian National University
(7)
National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Key Laboratory of Parasite and Vector Biology, MOH, WHO Collaborating Centre for Tropic Diseases, National Center for International Research on Tropical Diseases
(8)
Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-Warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Reference

  1. Li Z, Zhang Q, Zheng C, Zhou S, Sun J, Zhang Z, et al. Epidemiologic features of overseas imported malaria in the People’s Republic of China. Malar J. 2016;15:1. doi:10.1186/s12936-016-1188-7.View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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