Lindo, J. F. ; Bryce, J. H. ; Ducasse, M. B. ; Howitt, C. ; Barrett, D. M. ; Lorenzo Morales, J. ; Ord, R. ; Burke, M. ; Chiodini, P. L. ; Sutherland, C. J.
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Plasmodium malariae in Haitian refugees, Jamaica
Emerg Infect Dis
Date of Publication
Since 1963, reported malaria transmission in Haiti has been restricted to Plasmodium falciparum. However, screening of Haitian refugees in Jamaica in 2004, by microscopic examination, identified P. falciparum, P. vivax, and P. malariae. PCR confirmed the P. malariae and P. falciparum but not P. vivax infections. DNA sequencing and rRNA gene sequences showed transmission of P. malariae. This report confirms that P. malariae is still being transmitted in Haiti.....