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Review: A plethora of Plasmodium species in wild apes: a source of human infection?

April 29, 2011 - 10:43 -- Patrick Sampao
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Julian C. Rayner, Weimin Liu, Martine Peeters, Paul M. Sharp, Beatrice H. Hahn
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology, Volume 27, Issue 5, May 2011, Pages 222-229

These findings raise the question whether wild apes could be a recurrent source of Plasmodium infections in humans. This question is not new, but was the subject of intense investigation by researchers in the first half of the last century.

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