Wild Chimpanzees Infected with 5 Plasmodium Species

Marco Kaiser, Anna Lowa, Markus Ulrich, Heinz Ellerbrok, Adeelia S. Goffe, Anja Blasse, Zinta Zommers, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Fred Babweteera, Klaus Zuberbuhler, Sonja Metzger, Sebastian Geidel, Christophe Boesch, Thomas R. Gillespie, Fabian H. Leendertz

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Abstract

Data are missing on the diversity of Plasmodium spp infecting apes that live in their natural habitat with limited possibility of human-mosquito-ape exchange We surveyed Plasmodium spp diversity in wild chimpanzees living in an undisturbed tropical rainforest habitat and found 5 species P malariae P vivax P ovale P reichenowi and P gaboni

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1956-1959
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • HUMAN MALARIA PARASITE
  • ORIGIN
  • FALCIPARUM
  • VIVAX

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