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Table 3 Misdiagnosis when all malaria cases diagnosed firstly at lower levels of CDCs and hospitals in Jiangsu

From: The increasing importance of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae in a malaria elimination setting: an observational study of imported cases in Jiangsu Province, China, 2011–2014

Initial diagnosis Confirmed diagnosis by PCR Total
P. ovale sp. P. malariae P. falciparum P. vivax
P. ovale 31 1 0 0 32
P. malariae 0 8 1 0 9
P. falciparum 35 10 1054 5 1104
P. vivax 43 9 3 60 115
Total 109 28 1058 65 1260
  1. Pearson’s χ2 = 768.9 , p = 0.000