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Table 4 Prevalence of Plasmodium infection based on PCR results

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

LocalitiesSuspected cases* Malaria occurrence
P. vivax
N (%)
P. falciparum
N (%)
Mixed infection N (%)All species N (%)
Northern Punjab6900183 (2.65)54 (0.78)40 (0.58)277 (4.0)
 Gujranwala158048 (3.0)12 (0.7)8 (0.5)68 (4.3)
 Gujrat93030 (3.2)9 (0.1)7 (0.7)46 (4.9)
 Jhelum103025 (2.4)10 (0.9)9 (0.9)44 (4.3)
 Chakwal184030 (1.6)8 (0.5)5 (0.3)43 (2.3)
 Rawalpindi152050 (3.3)15 (0.13)11 (0.7)76 (5.0)
Southern Punjab9175311 (3.4)119 (1.3)79 (0.9)509 (5.5)
 Bahawalpur171065 (3.8)21 (1.2)14 (0.8)100 (5.8)
 Rahim Yar Khan189559 (3.1)25 (1.3)18 (0.9)102 (5.4)
 Multan177054 (3.0)22 (1.2)13 (0.7)89 (5.0)
 Rajanpur169070 (4.1)26 (1.5)18 (1.1)114 (6.7)
 Dera Ghazi khan211063 (2.9)25 (1.3)16 (0.8)104 (4.9)
All16,075494 (3.2)173 (1.1)119 (0.7)786 (4.9)
  1. * Malaria occurrence was calculated by dividing the PCR positive cases with suspected cases and multiplied with 100