Asymptomatic Plasmodium Infections in Children in Low Malaria Transmission Setting, Southwestern Uganda
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JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
AbstractA 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.
PublisherCenter for Disease Control