Plasmodium ovale wallikeri in western lowland gorillas and humans, central African republic

Mwanahamisi I. Mapua, Hans Peter Fuehrer, Klára J. Petrželková, Angelique Todd, Harald Noedl, Moneeb A. Qablan, David Modrý

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Abstract

Human malaria parasites have rarely been reported from free-ranging great apes. Our study confirms the presence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium ovale wallikeri in western lowland gorillas and humans in Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas, Central African Republic, and discusses implications for malaria epidemiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1581-1583
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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