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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

Research

Possible Interruption of Malaria Transmission, Highland Kenya, 2007–2008

Chandy C. JohnComments to Author , Melissa A. Riedesel, Ng’wena G. Magak, Kim A. Lindblade, David M. Menge, James S. Hodges, John M. Vulule, and Willis Akhwale
Author affiliations: University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (C.C. John, M.A. Riedesel, D.M. Menge); Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya (N.G. Magak); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K.A. Lindblade); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (J.S. Hodges); Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisian, Kenya (J.M. Vulule); Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya (W. Akhwale)

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Table 3

Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum parasitemia by microscopy and PCR in asymptomatic persons in Kipsamoite and Kapsisiywa, Kenya, May 2007–April 2008

Characteristic 2007 May 2007 Aug 2007 Nov 2008 Apr
Microscopy
No. P. falciparum positive 14* 0 0 1
No. tested 5,788 605 577 538
% P. falciparum positive
0.24
0
0
0.19
Gametocytes
No. positive 5† 0 0 1
No. tested 5,788 605 577 538
% positive
0.09
0
0
0.19
PCR
No. P. falciparum positive 1 1 0 0
No. tested
414
400
400
401
% P. falciparum positive 0.24 0.25 0 0

*Twelve persons who tested positive by microscopy were from Kipsamoite and 2 were from Kapsisiywa.
†Four persons who tested positive by gametocyte were from Kipsamoite and 1 was from Kapsisiywa.

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