Natural Occurrence of Malaria in Rhesus Monkeys

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Science  17 Mar 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3455, pp. 753
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3455.753


A relatively high incidence of malarial infections has been noted in recent importations of rhesus monkeys from Pakistan. This finding, contraverting the widely held belief that rhesus monkeys are free of natively acquired malaria, is of substantial significance to those employing Pakistanian rhesus monkeys in their investigations.