Anopheles leucosphyrus Identified as a Vector of Monkey Malaria in Malaya

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Science  07 Sep 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3532, pp. 758
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3532.758


Anopheles leucosphyrus, an important vector of human malaria in Sarawak, Borneo, was shown to be infected with Plasmodium inui in Malaya by the inoculation of sporozoites into an uninfected rhesus monkey. The mosquito was caught while biting a man, thus demonstrating that it would be possible for a monkey infection to be transmitted to man in nature.