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Duffy Phenotype and Plasmodium vivax Infections in Humans and Apes, Africa

October 1, 2012 - 17:40 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
R.L. Culleton and P.E. Ferreira
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases, October 2012

MalariaWorldThese findings are supported by a report from Madagascar (where the human population is composed of a mixture of Duffy-positive and Duffy-negative persons), in which 42 (8.8%) of 476 Duffy-negative persons who had symptoms of malaria were reported to be positive for P. vivax by both microscopy and PCR.

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Open Access | On the Diversity of Malaria Parasites in African Apes and the Origin of Plasmodium falciparum from Bonobos

February 23, 2010 - 12:13 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Krief S, Escalante AA, Pacheco MA, Mugisha L, André C, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS Pathog 6(2): e1000765

Finally, our data and that of others indicated that chimpanzees and bonobos maintain malaria parasites, to which humans are susceptible, a factor of some relevance to the renewed efforts to eradicate malaria.

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African great apes are natural hosts of multiple related malaria species, including Plasmodium falciparum

February 1, 2010 - 09:56 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Franck Prugnolle, Patrick Durand, François Renaud et al.
Reference: 
PNAS, Published online before print January 19, 2010

The continuously increasing contacts between humans and primate populations raise concerns about further reciprocal host transfers of these pathogens.

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