The dominant cause of malaria in Malaysia is now Plasmodium knowlesi, a zoonotic parasite of cynomolgus macaque monkeys found throughout South East Asia.
South East Asia
Light microscopy and RDTs identified only a quarter of all parasitaemic participants. The asymptomatic Plasmodium reservoir is considerable, even in low transmission settings.
Characterisation of overlapping distributions of parasite half-lives provides quantitative insight into the relationship between parasite clearance and artemisinin resistance, as well as the predictive value of the 10% cut-off in 'day-3' parasitaemia.
Anopheles sinensis (Diptera: Culicidae) is an important vector of Plasmodium vivax in Southeast Asia.
The emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Plasmodium falciparum in South East Asia and other tropical countries, is posing serious challenge for the international efforts to eradicate malaria.