Volume 37, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Seven splenectomized chimpanzees were infected with the Nigerian I/CDC strain of . Two of the animals had no history of previous malarial infection whereas three had been infected with , one with , and one with and . The two animals with no previous malarial experience had maximum parasitemias of 88,700 and 127,000 per mm while the other animals had maximum parasitemias ranging from 10,100 to 60,600 per mm. , and were readily infected via membrane feeding on heparinized blood obtained from these chimpanzees during the ascending phases of their primary attacks. The parasitemias in the chimpanzees with previous malarial experience were transient.


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