Simian Malaria in the Philippines

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Science  25 Aug 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3478, pp. 555-556
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3478.555


The first field study of simian malaria in the Philippines found that malaria occurred in 8.6 percent of the animals tested. Although based on a very limited study, this report suggests that the simian reservoir of malaria is probably of limited significance for the human population in the Philippines.