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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015

Dispatch

Malaria Imported from Ghana by Returning Gold Miners, China, 2013

Qiao Sun1, Yichao Yang1, Ning Xiao1, Sheng Zhou, Kangming Lin, Duoquan Wang, Qian Zhang, Weikang Jiang, Mei Li, Xinyu Feng, Jianxin Yu, Xiang Ren, Shengjie Lai, Junling Sun, Zhongliao Fang, Wenbiao Hu, Archie C.A. Clements, Xiaonong Zhou, Hongjie YuComments to Author , and Weizhong YangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (Z. Li, S. Zhou, Q. Zhang, J. Yu, X. Ren, S. Lai, J. Sun, H. Yu, W. Yang); Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Center for Diseases Control and Prevention, Nanning, China (Y. Yang, K. Lin, Z. Fang); National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, China (N. Xiao, D. Wang, W. Jiang, M. Li, X. Feng, X. Zhou); Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (W. Hu); Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia (A.C.A. Clements)

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Table 1

Results of Plasmodium spp. screening by microscopic examination, Shanglin County, China, May 1–August 31, 2013

Items Overall Persons with overseas travel Local febrile patients with no overseas travel Local residents with no overseas travel living with person with malaria
No. persons screened for malaria 6,096 4,052 1,316 728
No. detected malaria infection 874 874 0 0
Attack rate, %
14.3
21.6
0
0
No. Plasmodium species
P. falciparum 827 827 0 0
P. vivax 42 42 0 0
P. malariae 1 1 0 0
P. ovale 1 1 0 0
Plasmodium spp. co-infection* 3 3 0 0

*All were P. falciparum co-infected with P. vivax.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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