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.
Emerging Infectious Diseases ,Volume 16, Number 12–December 2010
Malaria Journal 2010, 9(Suppl 2):O21 (20 October 2010)
Recent studies using molecular approaches demonstrated that wild and captive gorillas and captive bonobos and chimpanzees are infected with P. falciparum and that these apes harbor parasites broadly related to P. falciparum.