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Open Access | Dispatch: Wild Chimpanzees Infected with 5 Plasmodium Species

November 30, 2010 - 10:12 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Marco Kaiser, Anna Löwa., Fabian H. Leendertz., et al
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases ,Volume 16, Number 12–December 2010

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.

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Open Access | Oral Presentation: Wild chimpanzees are infected with homologous types of human malaria

November 8, 2010 - 15:02 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Marco Kaiser, Dorothy H Bray, Zinta Zommers, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Thomas R Gillespie, Heinz Ellerbrok, Fabian H Leendertz
Reference: 
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.

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