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Volume 21, Number 5—May 2015


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, Sheng WeiComments 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 2

Clinical manifestation of malaria among hospitalized persons, Shanglin County, China, May 1–August 31, 2013*

Variable No. cases (%), n = 369
Common signs/symptoms
Fever, >37.3°C 366 (99.2)
Fever >38°C 222 (60.2)
Headache 288 (78.0)
Chills 271 (73.4)
Fatigue 215 (58.3)
Dizziness/nausea 213 (57.7)
Sweating 65 (17.6)
Diarrhea 8 (2.2)
Complicated symptoms 14 (3.8)
Liver function impairment 7 (1.9)
Acute renal dysfunction 2 (0.5)
Gastrointestinal impairment 2 (0.5)
Coma 2 (0.5)
Hemolysis 2 (0.5)
Cerebral lesion 1 (0.3)
Severe anemia 1 (0.3)
1 (0.3)
Blood test result, reference range
Hemoglobin <131 g/L, 130–160 187 (50.7)
Platelet count <85 × 109/L, 85–300 78 (21.1)
G6PD deficiency 45 (12.2)

*G6PD, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.