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Investigation on possible transmission of monkeys' Plasmodium to human in a populations living in the equatorial rainforest of the Democratic republic of Congo
MVUMBI, Dieudonné; BOBANGA, Thierry; UMESUMBU, Solange et al.
2016In International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 5, p. 1-4
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Keywords :
monkey; plasmodium; RDC; RT-PCR; MALARIA
Abstract :
[en] Plasmodiums are protozoa that may infect various hosts. Only five species are now recognized as naturally parasitizing humans: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium knowlesi. This fifth species, P. knowlesi, previously identified as naturally parasitizing the monkey Macaca fascicularis, has been microscopically confused for a long time with P. malariae or P. falciparum and it was not possible to correctly differentiate them until the advent of molecular biology. To date, natural human infections with P. knowlesi only occur in Southeast Asia and a similar phenomenon of natural transmission of simian plasmodium to humans has not been reported elsewhere. This study was conducted to investigate a possible transmission of African small monkey's plasmodium to humans in populations living near the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where several species of non-human primates are living. Two successive real-time PCRs were identified in the literature and used in combination for purpose. Only P. falciparum was found in this study. However, studies with larger samples and with more advanced techniques should be conducted.
Disciplines :
Immunology & infectious disease
Laboratory medicine & medical technology
Author, co-author :
MVUMBI, Dieudonné;  University of Kinshasa > Department of Basic Sciences, School of Medicine > Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Unit > 4
BOBANGA, Thierry;  UNIKIN > Parasitology and tropical medecine, Scholl of medecine
UMESUMBU, Solange;  National malaria control program, RDC
KUNYU, Billy
KAYEMBE, Jean-Marie;  UNIKIN > internal medecine, School of medecine
SITUAKIBANZA, Hippolyte
MVUMBI, Georges
Melin, Pierrette  ;  Université de Liège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Bactériologie, mycologie, parasitologie, virologie
De Mol, Patrick ;  Université de Liège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques
Hayette, Marie-Pierre ;  Université de Liège > Département des sciences biomédicales et précliniques > Bactériologie, mycologie, parasitologie, virologie
Language :
English
Title :
Investigation on possible transmission of monkeys' Plasmodium to human in a populations living in the equatorial rainforest of the Democratic republic of Congo
Alternative titles :
[fr] Possible transmission de plasmodiums simiens dans des populations vivant dans la forêt équatoriale de RDC
Publication date :
2016
Journal title :
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife
eISSN :
2213-2244
Publisher :
Elsevier Ltd., [2012]-, Oxford, United Kingdom
Volume :
5
Pages :
1-4
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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