No Evidence for Ape Plasmodium Infections in Humans in Gabon

  title={No Evidence for Ape Plasmodium Infections in Humans in Gabon},
  author={Lucresse D{\'e}licat-Loembet and Virginie Rougeron and Benjamin Ollomo and C{\'e}line Arnathau and Benjamin Roche and Eric Elguero and Nancy Diamella Moukodoum and Alain-Prince Okougha and Bertrand Mve Ondo and Larson Boundenga and Sandrine Houz{\'e} and Maxime Galan and Dieudonn{\'e} Nkogh{\'e} and {\'E}ric Maurice Leroy and Patrick Durand and Christophe Paupy and François N.R. Renaud and Franck Prugnolle and {\'E}rika Martins Braga},
  booktitle={PloS one},
African great apes are naturally infected by a multitude of Plasmodium species most of them recently discovered, among which several are closely related to human malaria agents. However, it is still unknown whether these animals can serve as source of infections for humans living in their vicinity. To evaluate this possibility, we analysed the nature of Plasmodium infections from a bank of 4281 human blood samples collected in 210 villages of Gabon, Central Africa. Among them, 2255 were… CONTINUE READING
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