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Knowlesi malaria in Vietnam

Cox-Singh, J (2009) Knowlesi malaria in Vietnam. MALARIA JOURNAL, 8 (269). ISSN 1475-2875 https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-8-269
SGUL Authors: Cox-Singh, Janet

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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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Additional Information: © 2009 Cox-Singh; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Animals, Humans, Malaria, Plasmodium knowlesi, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Vietnam, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Parasitology, Tropical Medicine, INFECTIONS, THAILAND
Journal or Publication Title: MALARIA JOURNAL
ISSN: 1475-2875
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26 November 2009Published
Web of Science ID: WOS:000272584800001
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/2480
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2875-8-269

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