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Volume 81, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

We previously developed a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for detection of the four species that infect humans. Recent studies have shown that natural transmission of the simian parasite to humans occurs frequently in Southeast Asia. We have expanded our PCR assay to include detection of .

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  • Received : 15 Jan 2009
  • Accepted : 08 Jun 2009

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