What Cell count defines malaria??
If you are referring to the cell count for diagnosis, then really the answer is that if ANY malaria parasites are observed in a blood film, then the slide should be considered positive for malaria. Of course, some people can have low levels of parasite in their blood, which are not easily detected under a microscope, using a blood slide. These people are also obviously positive for malaria, but have less severe symptoms or indeed may not have any symptoms at all. If they have symptoms, they may need to seek an alternative form of diagnosis, such as a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) or PCR (polymerase chain reaction).