The Transmission of a West African Strain of Plasmodium Ovale by Anopheles Freeborni and Anopheles Maculatus

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


The first known transmissions of Plasmodium ovale by Anopheles freeborni and A. maculatus are reported. The successful transmission of P. ovale by A. freeborni is of interest because this is the the first reported vector which can transmit all 4 species of human malaria.

Author Notes

Present address: Cytology Section, LPC, P.O. Box 190, Chamblee, Georgia.

Present address: U. S. Public Health Service Hospital, Savannah, Georgia.