World Malaria Report: time to acknowledge Plasmodium knowlesi malaria

by Bridget E. Barber, Giri S. Rajahram, Matthew J. Grigg et al.
Malaria Journal 2017, 16:135 – Published: 31 March 2017

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The 2016 World Health Organization (WHO) World Malaria Report documents substantial progress towards control and elimination of malaria. However, major challenges remain. In some regions of Southeast Asia, the simian parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has emerged as an important cause of human malaria, and the authors believe this species warrants regular inclusion in the World Malaria Report.

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