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Human Infections with Plasmodium knowlesi, the Philippines.

Luchavez J, Espino F, Curameng P, Espina R, Bell D, Chiodini P, Nolder D, Sutherland C, Lee KS, Singh B - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: Five human cases of infection with the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi from Palawan, the Philippines, were confirmed by nested PCR.This study suggests that this zoonotic infection is found across a relatively wide area in Palawan and documents autochthonous cases in the country.

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Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - Parasitology, Fillinvest Compound, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Muntinlupa 1781, the Philippines. jluchavez@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Five human cases of infection with the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi from Palawan, the Philippines, were confirmed by nested PCR. This study suggests that this zoonotic infection is found across a relatively wide area in Palawan and documents autochthonous cases in the country.

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Map of Palawan, the Philippines, showing areas (red dots) where human Plasmodium knowlesi infections were confirmed (obtained from ESRI ArcGis 9 Media Kit and Provincial Development Office, Palawan, the Philippines).
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Figure 1: Map of Palawan, the Philippines, showing areas (red dots) where human Plasmodium knowlesi infections were confirmed (obtained from ESRI ArcGis 9 Media Kit and Provincial Development Office, Palawan, the Philippines).

Mentions: Palawan is an island province lying southwest of the main islands of the Philippines. One of its smaller islands, Balabac, located off the southern tip, is separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait (Figure). Malaria transmission occurs in all 19 municipalities of the province throughout the year. The Anopheles flavirostris mosquito is the reported primary vector in the area (5). Based on national control program data in 2005, a total of 16,339 malaria cases were reported from Palawan, accounting for 35% of the country’s total. Of these, 11,580 (≈71%) were P. falciparum, 4,194 (26%) were P. vivax, 430 (3%) were P. malariae, and the remainder (135, <1%) were mixed-species infections.


Human Infections with Plasmodium knowlesi, the Philippines.

Luchavez J, Espino F, Curameng P, Espina R, Bell D, Chiodini P, Nolder D, Sutherland C, Lee KS, Singh B - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Map of Palawan, the Philippines, showing areas (red dots) where human Plasmodium knowlesi infections were confirmed (obtained from ESRI ArcGis 9 Media Kit and Provincial Development Office, Palawan, the Philippines).
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2600254&req=5

Figure 1: Map of Palawan, the Philippines, showing areas (red dots) where human Plasmodium knowlesi infections were confirmed (obtained from ESRI ArcGis 9 Media Kit and Provincial Development Office, Palawan, the Philippines).
Mentions: Palawan is an island province lying southwest of the main islands of the Philippines. One of its smaller islands, Balabac, located off the southern tip, is separated from Borneo by the Balabac Strait (Figure). Malaria transmission occurs in all 19 municipalities of the province throughout the year. The Anopheles flavirostris mosquito is the reported primary vector in the area (5). Based on national control program data in 2005, a total of 16,339 malaria cases were reported from Palawan, accounting for 35% of the country’s total. Of these, 11,580 (≈71%) were P. falciparum, 4,194 (26%) were P. vivax, 430 (3%) were P. malariae, and the remainder (135, <1%) were mixed-species infections.

Bottom Line: Five human cases of infection with the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi from Palawan, the Philippines, were confirmed by nested PCR.This study suggests that this zoonotic infection is found across a relatively wide area in Palawan and documents autochthonous cases in the country.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine - Parasitology, Fillinvest Compound, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Muntinlupa 1781, the Philippines. jluchavez@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT
Five human cases of infection with the simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi from Palawan, the Philippines, were confirmed by nested PCR. This study suggests that this zoonotic infection is found across a relatively wide area in Palawan and documents autochthonous cases in the country.

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Related in: MedlinePlus