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Human Plasmodium knowlesi infections in young children in central Vietnam

November 10, 2009 - 10:49 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Peter Van den Eede, Hong Nguyen Van, Chantal Van Overmeir, Indra Vythilingam, Thang Ngo Duc, Le Xuan Hung, Hung Nguyen Manh, Jozef Anné, Umberto D'Alessandro, Annette Erhart
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2009, 8:249 (30 October 2009)

Three of 95 samples from Vietnamese people believed to be infected with P. malariae were also positive for P. knowlesi by PCR. These findings extend the number of countries in Southeast Asia with reports of human P. knowlesi infections.

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