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Knowlesi malaria in Vietnam

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

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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 (, 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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