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Table 3 Microscopy and PCR based diagnosis of clinical isolates collected from both zones of Punjab

From: Occurrence and seasonal variation of human Plasmodium infection in Punjab Province, Pakistan

SpeciesPunjabNorthern PunjabSouthern Punjab
Microscopy N (%)PCR N (%)Microscopy N (%)PCR N (%)Microscopy N (%)PCR N(%)
P. vivax617 (66.7)494 (53.4)270 (74.2)183 (50.3)347 (61.9)311 (55.4)
P. falciparum219 (23.7)173 (18.7)69 (19.0)54 (14.8)150 (26.7)119 (21.2)
Mixed (P. vivax, P. falciparum)89 (9.6)119 (12.7)25 (6.8)40 (11)64 (11.4)79 (14.1)
NegativeNil139 (15.0Nil87(23.9)Nil52 (9.3)
Total925925364364561561