Asymptomatic malaria and other infections in children adopted from Ethiopia, United States, 2006–2011

Senait M. Adebo, Judith K. Eckerle, Mary E. Andrews, Cynthia R. Howard, Chandy C. John

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We screened 52 children adopted from Ethiopia for malaria because they had previously lived in a disease-endemic region or had past or current hepatomegaly or splenomegaly. Seven (13.5%) children had asymptomatic malaria parasitemia by microscopy (n = 2) or PCR (n = 5). Our findings suggest that adoptees at risk for asymptomatic malaria should be screened, preferably by PCR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1227-1229
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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