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Definition: 'Simian Malaria'

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simian malaria

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. plasmodial infection of monkeys and apes, as with human malaria, transmitted chiefly by anopheline mosquitoes; several Plasmodium species are responsible, with Southeast Asia and Africa being the apparent centers of evolution; among the 20 plasmodial agents described from nonhuman primates, some resemble and induce a malarial infection similar to those caused by the four species of Plasmodium from humans, from which the agents of human malaria appear to be derived.

Synonyms: monkey malaria



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