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Plasmodium knowlesi was known as a plasmodium of macaques until P. knowlesi transmission to humans was recognised in Borneo and later throughout South-East Asia. We describe here a case of a P. knowlesi infection imported to Germany from Thailand. The patient had not taken antimalarial chemoprophylaxis and suffered from daily fever attacks. Microscopy revealed trophozoites and gametocytes resembling P. malariae. P. knowlesi malaria was confirmed by PCR.

Original publication

DOI

10.2807/1560-7917.es2013.18.40.20603

Type

Journal

Eurosurveillance

Publisher

European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)

Publication Date

03/10/2013

Volume

18