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Table 1 Comparison of screening results for blood samples from community mass blood surveys and passive case detection in the Thai–Myanmar border area

From: Common asymptomatic and submicroscopic malaria infections in Western Thailand revealed in longitudinal molecular and serological studies: a challenge to malaria elimination

  qPCR (reference) Expert light microscopy
  Number of samples P. falciparum P. vivax P. malariae Mixed Pf + Pv Negative
Community mass blood survey
 P. vivax 21 2 19
 P. falciparum 10 10
 Mixed Pf + Pv 6 1 5
 Mixed Pf + P. ovale 2 2
 Mixed Pf + Pv + Po 1 1
 Mixed Pf + Pv + Po + P. malariae 1 1
 Negative 1306 1306
 Total n 1347 3 1344
Hospital and malaria clinic PCD
 P. falciparum 5 5
 P. vivax 4 1 3
 P. malariae 1 1
 Mixed Pf + Pv 22 5 14 3
 Negative 265 265
 Total n 297 10 15 1 271