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Primate Biology An international open-access journal on primate research
Primate Biol., 4, 47-59, 2017
http://www.primate-biol.net/4/47/2017/
doi:10.5194/pb-4-47-2017
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14 Mar 2017
Wild African great apes as natural hosts of malaria parasites: current knowledge and research perspectives
Hélène Marie De Nys et al.

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Humans and African great apes (AGAs) are naturally infected with several species of closely related malaria parasites. Research on AGA malaria has been driven by the need to understand the origins of human malaria and the risk of transmission of malaria parasites infecting AGAs to humans. The understanding of the ecology of AGA malaria parasites and their impact on AGA health remains relatively poor. We review current knowledge on AGA malaria and identify gaps and future research perspectives.
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