Anopheles balabacensis balabacensis Identified as Vector of Simian Malaria in Malaysia

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Science  03 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3701, pp. 1314-1315
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3701.1314


The mosquito Anopheles balabacensis balabacensis has been identified as a natural vector of at least two species of simian malaria in the monsoon forests of the northern Malay States. This mosquito is also a serious vector of human malaria from Viet Nam to northern Malaya. This is the first report of a mosquito which transmits both human and simian malaria in nature.

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