Plasmodium vivax transmitted from man to monkey to man

Science. 1966 Aug 26;153(3739):1006-7. doi: 10.1126/science.153.3739.1006.


Blood forms of human vivax malaria infected splenectomized night monkeys (Aotus trivirgatus). Anopheles albimanus mosquitoes transmitted the in fection from a monkey to two human volunteers; parasites and symptoms ap peared 11 days later. Blood forms of vivax malaria from each of the two humans infected other night monkeys.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anopheles
  • Azathioprine*
  • Disease Reservoirs*
  • Haplorhini*
  • Humans
  • Plasmodium vivax*
  • Splenectomy


  • Azathioprine