Avian malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that affects multiple avian species and is caused by protozoans of the genus Plasmodium.
The challenge of controlling and eventually eradicating malaria means that new tools are urgently needed.
This study is the first report on mortality of Spheniscus magellanicus, penguin of South America, caused by Plasmodium tejerai, which was identified using morphological and molecular analyses.
Studies of Plasmodium falciparum invasion pathways in field isolates have been limited.
The origin of Plasmodium falciparum in South America is controversial.
The novel strategies for malaria control introduced in Suriname within the MM-MP have led to a significant decrease in the national malaria burden.
Currently, there are no reliable RBC invasion assays to guide the discovery of vaccines against Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent malaria parasite in Asia and South America.