Sporozoite Transmission of Falciparum Malaria (Burma-Thau. Strain) from Man to Aotus Monkey

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  • Department of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Washington, D.C. 20012
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A sporozoite-induced infection of Plasmodium falciparum (Burma-Thau. strain) was established in splenectomized Aotus trivirgatus which received prior treatment with dlmethionine as a dietary supplement. This is the first recorded instance of infection of an Aotus monkey with falciparum sporozoites of human origin.