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Monkey Malaria Symptoms Infection Medicine Cure

Posted by celebrityphotosnews on September 11, 2009

According to a study published in `Clinical Infectious Diseases’ journal, that examined the clinical and laboratory features of the strain, researchers Balbir Singh and Janet Cox-Singh of the University Malaysia Sarawak found that the malaria strain was widespread among humans in Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

India is keeping a close watch on the parasite springing up in the country. Though officials from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme confirmed to TOI that there was no evidence of local transmission of malaria caused by Plasmodium knowlesi in India, flow of tourists between India and the affected countries like Malaysia and Indonesia could bring the infection here.

“The parasite mainly affected macaques which aren’t found in India. So there is no local transmission. We are, however, staying alert,” an official said.

The latest finding takes the number of species of malaria parasite that infects humans to four which includes Plasmodium falciparum which is the deadliest, Plasmodium malariae which has milder symptoms, Plasmodium Vivax and now Plasmodium knowlesi.

Read More on – The Times of India


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