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Table 3 Operational considerations, by transmission and importation patterns

From: Malaria case investigation with reactive focal testing and treatment: operational feasibility and lessons learned from low and moderate transmission areas in Amhara Region, Ethiopia

  Low transmission, low importation villages Low transmission, high importation villages High transmission, low importation villages Total
Mean number (range) of index cases diagnosed per week 1.1 (0–6) 8.2 (0–64) 11.8 (0–53) 2.1 (0–57)
Mean number (range) of index cases investigated per week 0.8 (0–5) 7.4 (0–57) 3.1 (0–16) 1.1 (0–50)
Mean days (range) between index case diagnosis and initiation of investigation 1.9 (0–5) 9.9 (0–24) 0.3 (0–2) 6.7 (0–24)
Mean number (range) of HH per case investigation 5.1 (1–12) 3.6 (1–12) 3.8 (1–12) 3.9 (1–12)
Mean number (range) of neighbouring HH within 100-m radius per index case investigated 4.6 (1–10) 2.9 (1–10) 3.2 (1–10) 3.3 (1–10)
Mean days (range) between initiation and completion of case investigation 6.2 (0–13) 2.0 (0–33) 3.6 (0–10) 2.7 (0–33)