Natural Plasmodium infections in Brazilian wild monkeys: reservoirs for human infections?

  title={Natural Plasmodium infections in Brazilian wild monkeys: reservoirs for human infections?},
  author={Ana Maria Ribeiro de Castro Duarte and Rosely dos Santos Malafronte and Crispim Cerutti and Izilda Curado and Byanca Regina de Paiva and Adriana Yurika Maeda and Tasciane Yamasaki and Maria Eug{\^e}nia Laurito Summa and Dafne do Valle Dutra de Andrade Neves and Salma Gomes de Oliveira and Alm{\'e}rio de Castro Gomes},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={107 2},
Four hundred and forty-eight samples of total blood from wild monkeys living in areas where human autochthonous malaria cases have been reported were screened for the presence of Plasmodium using microscopy and PCR analysis. Samples came from the following distinct ecological areas of Brazil: Atlantic forest (N=140), semideciduous Atlantic forest (N=257) and Cerrado (a savannah-like habitat) (N=51). Thick and thin blood smears of each specimen were examined and Plasmodium infection was screened… CONTINUE READING
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