Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Infections with the Uganda Palo Alto, Malayan Camp-CH/Q, Vietnam Oak Knoll, and Vietnam Smith strains of in owl monkeys () with concomitant microfilaremias usually, but not always, followed a more benign course than infections with the same strains in monkeys free of filarial infections. Four distinct microfilariae were identified in systematic examinations of 26 monkeys, 5 with self-limited infections with , 9 with normally benign self-limited infections with , and 12 without previous malaria. The microfilariae found included: , and an unidentified species designated “ C.” Among 23 monkeys studied completely, 14 were infected with a single species, 4 had double infections, and 5 had triple infections. was identified in 16 monkeys, in 11. Although data were very limited, there was a suggestion that infections with were less intense in monkeys infected with , either alone or with other filariae, than in subjects infected only with .


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