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Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 May;14(5):814-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1405.070863.

Naturally acquired human Plasmodium knowlesi infection, Singapore.

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Department of Infectious Disease, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433. oon_tek_ng@ttsh.com.sg

Abstract

We report a case of naturally acquired Plasmodium knowlesi in Singapore, a malaria-free country. Diagnosis was confirmed by PCR with validated species-specific primers. In industrialized countries, free-ranging primates are a potential source of P. knowlesi human infection. P. knowlesi infection is a differential diagnosis of febrile illness acquired in Singapore.

PMID:
18439370
PMCID:
PMC2600232
DOI:
10.3201/eid1405.070863
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