Volume 78, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


, which is generally prevalent only in the African region, has been emerging in the Asian and southeast Asian regions. It has not been reported in Sri Lanka. We report, to our knowledge, an indigenous case of infection in Sri Lanka. This patient, who was diagnosed by a polymerase chain reaction, had no history of travel overseas or receipt of a transfusion of blood or any blood products, which makes this a likely case of indigenous transmission. This incidental finding of a infection has implications for malaria control in the country and highlights the need to rigorously monitor malaria incidence, as well as prevalent species, with newer and more reliable diagnostics.


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  • Received : 19 May 2007
  • Accepted : 19 Aug 2007
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