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Bueno M.G.,University of Sao Paulo | Bueno M.G.,Triade Instituto Brasileiro Para Medicina da Conservac ao | Rohe F.,Wildlife Conservation Society | Kirchgatter K.,University of Sao Paulo | And 6 more authors.
EcoHealth | Year: 2013

This study investigated Plasmodium spp. infection in free-ranging neotropical primates from Brazilian Amazon regions under the impact of major anthropogenic actions. Blood samples from 19 new world primates were collected and analyzed with microscopic and molecular procedures. The prevalence of Plasmodium infection was 21.0% (4/19) and PCR positive samples were identified as P. brasilianum. Considering the social-economic changes that the Amazon is facing, the prevalence of P. brasilianum infection highlights the necessity to closely monitor the movement of both human and non-human primate populations, in order to mitigate pathogen exposure and the introduction of new agents into previously naïve areas. © 2013 International Association for Ecology and Health.

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