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A dual colour fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay for identifying the zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi with a potential application for the specific diagnosis of knowlesi malaria in peripheral-level laboratories of Southeast Asia

May 30, 2018 - 07:08 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jyotsna Shah, Akhila Poruri, Olivia Mark, Urmila Khadilka, Franziska Mohring, Robert W. Moon and Ranjan Ramasamy
Reference: 
Shah et al. Parasites & Vectors (2017) 10:342

Plasmodium knowlesi is primarily responsible for zoonotic malaria in several Southeast Asian countries. Precise identification of the parasite in the blood of patients presently relies on an expensive and elaborate PCR procedure because microscopic examination of blood and other available field identification techniques lack adequate specificity. 

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