• Asymptomatic Plasmodium Infections in Children in Low Malaria Transmission Setting, Southwestern Uganda

      Roh, M E; Oyet, C; Orikiriza, P; Wade, M; Kiwanuka, G N; Mwanga-Amumpaire, J; Parikh, S; Boum, Y (Center for Disease Control, 2016-08-01)
      A survey of asymptomatic children in Uganda showed Plasmodium malariae and P. falciparum parasites in 45% and 55% of microscopy-positive samples, respectively. Although 36% of microscopy-positive samples were negative by rapid diagnostic test, 75% showed P. malariae or P. ovale parasites by PCR, indicating that routine diagnostic testing misses many non–P. falciparum malarial infections.