Volume 20, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



It now appears that , and are true zoonoses, although the latter, as , may be an anthroponosis as well. and are generally accepted as being synonymous; if this is true, and it probably is, then this African quartan parasite is either one, i.e., a zoonosis or an anthroponosis, depending on which group of primates gave it origin. Certain African-Asian forms, for example, appear to be neither. The Central and South American primate malarias pose a different problem, for it is held that these malarias appeared only after 1492 when man, carrying and invaded this area from Europe. Consequently, each infection appeared in the monkeys as an anthroponosis. If this is true, synonymy is inevitable. If, on the other hand, is a valid species, it acts as a zoonosis. There is reasonable doubt that acts in the same capacity.


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