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Table 3 Overall prevalence of pathogens in febrile children diagnosed by rapid diagnostic tests

From: Prevalence of malaria, typhoid, toxoplasmosis and rubella among febrile children in Cameroon

Diseases/Pathogens Number of children with recent infection (%)a Number of children with past infection (%)a
Malaria 179 (56.8) -
Typhoid (S. typhi and S. paratyphi) 14 (4.4) 14 (4.4)
Toxoplasmosis (T.gondii) 10 (3.2) 121 (38.3)
Rubella 4 (1.3) 12 (3.8)
RDT negative (all four pathogens) 108 (34.3) -
Co- infections with malaria (n = 179)   
Malaria and typhoid (S. typhi and paratyphi) IgM 14 (7.8) -
Malaria and toxoplasmosis (T.gondii) IgM 10 (5.6) -
Malaria and rubella IgM 4 (2.3) -
Malaria + typhoid (S. typhi and paratyphi) IgM + toxoplasmosis (T.gondii) IgM + rubella IgM 2 (0.006) -
  1. a Data for all 315 children was included in the calculations. Percentages of co-infections were calculated using the malaria infected children only (179). All non-malarial infections by RDTs were co-infections