The China I/CDC strain of Plasmodium malariae in Aotus monkeys and chimpanzees.


Five Aotus monkeys and two chimpanzees were infected with Plasmodium malariae isolated from a patient who acquired her infection approximately 50 years ago. All animals were splenectomized. The chimpanzees supported the highest parasite densities of 22,271/microliters and 18,544/microliters. Three Aotus monkeys with a previous history of infection with P… (More)