A Recently Isolated West African Strain of Plasmodium ovale

William ChinLaboratory of Parasite Chemotherapy, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Malaria Project, U. S. Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia

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Peter G. ContacosLaboratory of Parasite Chemotherapy, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Malaria Project, U. S. Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia

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Summary

A case of ovale malaria acquired in West Africa is reported from southeastern United States. The infection became evident only after a latent period of 1.3 to 3.3 years.

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