Volume 78, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


A new type of piroplasm, phylogenetically closest to -like parasites previously detected in Eurasian red squirrels (), was identified in a rhesus monkey () imported from China. After challenge with M strain blood-stage parasites, the rhesus monkey repeatedly showed markedly reduced levels of parasitemia when compared with animals not infected with this organism.


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  • Received : 31 Oct 2007
  • Accepted : 29 Jan 2008

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