Observations on Malaria in Indonesian Timor

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  • U. S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2, Detachment Jakarta, Communicable Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Indonesia
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Malaria parasitemias were found in 35% of 520 individuals from a village in Timor, Indonesia. Plasmodium falciparum accounted for 80% of infections. The existence of P. ovale in Timor is reported for the first time. The WHO Standard Field Test for drug resistance did not reveal significant resistance of P. falciparum or P. vivax to chloroquine.