Falciparum Malaria: Accidental Transmission to Man by Mosquitoes after Infection with Culture-Derived Gametocytes

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  • Department of Immunology and Department of Entomology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 20012
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A case of falciparum malaria accidentally acquired in the laboratory is reported here. The infection apparently resulted from sporozoite transmission by mosquitoes which were infected with Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes produced in vitro.