Falciparum Malaria: Transmission to the Gibbon by Anopheles balabacensis

Science  16 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3742, pp. 1384
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3742.1384


The splenectomized gibbon (Hylobates lar) is susceptible to sporozoite-induced infection by sporozoites of Plasmodium falciparum. Two gibbons inoculated with sporozoites of P. falciparum from Anopheles balabacensis fed on humans with falciparum malaria developed parasitemia 48 and 46 days after infection.