Human infections due to the monkey malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi are increasingly being reported from Malaysia. The parasite causes high parasitaemia, severe and fatal malaria in humans thus there is a need for urgent measures for its control.
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Acta Tropica, Volume 125, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 191-201
In the following years several reports showed that P. knowlesi is much more widespread than initially thought with cases reported across Southeast Asia.