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Detection of New Babesia microti-like Parasites in a Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) with a Suppressed Plasmodium cynomolgi Infection

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  • 1 Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Department of Parasitology, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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A new type of piroplasm, phylogenetically closest to Babesia microti-like parasites previously detected in Eurasian red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris orientis), was identified in a rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta) imported from China. After challenge with Plasmodium cynomolgi M strain blood-stage parasites, the rhesus monkey repeatedly showed markedly reduced levels of Plasmodium parasitemia when compared with animals not infected with this organism.

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Reprint requests: Alan W. Thomas, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Department of Parasitology, Lange Kleiweg 139, 2288 GJ Rijswijk, The Netherlands, E-mail: thomas@bprc.nl.
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