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Knowlesi malaria in Vietnam

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Abstract

The simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi is transmitted in the forests of Southeast Asia. Symptomatic zoonotic knowlesi malaria in humans is widespread in the region and is associated with a history of spending time in the jungle. However, there are many settings where knowlesi transmission to humans would be expected but is not found. A recent report on the Ra-glai population of southern central Vietnam is taken as an example to help explain why this may be so.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number269
Number of pages2
JournalMalaria Journal
Volume8
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2009

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