A Naturally Acquired Quotidian-Type Malaria in Man Transferable to Monkeys

@article{Chin1965ANA,
  title={A Naturally Acquired Quotidian-Type Malaria in Man Transferable to Monkeys},
  author={W. W. N. Chin and Peter G. Contacos and G. Robert Coatney and Harry R. Kimball},
  journal={Science},
  year={1965},
  volume={149},
  pages={865 - 865}
}
A quotidian-type parasite, Plasmodium knowlesi, has been found as a ndtural infection in man. The infection was acquired by a white male during a short visit to peninsular Malaysia. This occurrence constitutes the first proof that simian malaria is a true zoonosis. 
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