Plasmodium knowlesi: The game changer for malaria eradication

Lee, Wenn Chyau and Cheong, Fei Wen and Amir, Amirah and Lai, Meng Yee and Tan, Jia Hui and Phang, Wei Kit and Shahari, Shahhaziq and Lau, Yee-Ling (2022) Plasmodium knowlesi: The game changer for malaria eradication. Malaria Journal, 21 (1). ISSN 1475-2875, DOI

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Plasmodium knowlesi is a zoonotic malaria parasite that has gained increasing medical interest over the past two decades. This zoonotic parasitic infection is prevalent in Southeast Asia and causes many cases with fulminant pathology. Despite several biogeographical restrictions that limit its distribution, knowlesi malaria cases have been reported in different parts of the world due to travelling and tourism activities. Here, breakthroughs and key information generated from recent (over the past five years, but not limited to) studies conducted on P. knowlesi were reviewed, and the knowledge gap in various research aspects that need to be filled was discussed. Besides, challenges and strategies required to control and eradicate human malaria with this emerging and potentially fatal zoonosis were described.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education Malaysia Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS/1/2018/UM/01/1/2)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plasmodium knowlesi; Humans; Research; Malaria eradication
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Parasitology Deparment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2023 02:37
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2023 02:37

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