Phylogeographic evidence for 2 genetically distinct zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi Parasites, Malaysia

© 2016, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All rights reserved. Infections of humans with the zoonotic simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi occur throughout Southeast Asia, although most cases have occurred in Malaysia, where P. knowlesi is now the dominant malaria species. This apparently skewed distribution prompted an investigation of the phylogeography of this parasite in 2 geographically separated regions of Malaysia, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. We investigated samples collected from humans and...
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