Wild Chimpanzees Infected with 5 Plasmodium Species

  title={Wild Chimpanzees Infected with 5 Plasmodium Species},
  author={Marco Kaiser and Anna Loewa and Markus Ulrich and Heinz Ellerbrok and Adeelia S. Goffe and Anja Blasse and Zinta Zommers and Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann and Fred Babweteera and Klaus Zuberb{\"u}hler and Sonja Metzger and Sebastian Geidel and Christophe Boesch and Thomas R Gillespie and Fabian H Leendertz},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Data are missing on the diversity of Plasmodium spp. infecting apes that live in their natural habitat, with limited possibility of human-mosquito-ape exchange. We surveyed Plasmodium spp. diversity in wild chimpanzees living in an undisturbed tropical rainforest habitat and found 5 species: P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale, P. reichenowi, and P. gaboni. 

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