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Volume 12, Number 12—December 2006

Research

Transmission of Human and Macaque Plasmodium spp. to Ex-Captive Orangutans in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Michael J.C. Reid*1, Raul Ursic*, Dawn Cooper*, Hamed Nazzari*, Melinda Griffiths*, Birute M. Galdikas*†, Rosa M. Garriga‡2, Mark Skinner*, and Carl Lowenberger*
Author affiliations: *Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada; †Orangutan Foundation International, Los Angeles, California, USA; ‡Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, Desa Pasir Panjang, Kaliamantan Tengah, Indonesia

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Demographic data and infection status of orangutans housed at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCC&Q), Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Demographic category Size* No. Sex
Blood smear positive for Plasmodium spp.
DNA positive for Plasmodium spp.
M F M F M F
OCC&Q residents Small 4 3 1 1 0 0 0
Medium 61 28 33 7 6 3 1
Large 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
Newly confiscated arrivals Small 14 5 9 2 6 2 5
Medium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Large 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newly confiscated arrivals treated previously for malaria Small 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Medium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Large 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Newly recaptured feral animals Small 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medium 2 2 0 2 0 2 0
Large 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Small 19 8 11 3 6 2 5
Medium 63 28 33 9 6 5 1
Large 4 3 1 0 0 0 0

*Size classes were used as an estimate of age. Small orangutans weigh <15 kg, medium orangutans weigh 15–30 kg, and large orangutans weigh >30 kg.

*Size classes were used as an estimate of age. Small orangutans weigh <15 kg, medium orangutans weigh 15–30 kg, and large orangutans weigh >30 kg.

*Size classes were used as an estimate of age. Small orangutans weigh <15 kg, medium orangutans weigh 15–30 kg, and large orangutans weigh >30 kg.

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1Current affiliation: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2Current affiliation: Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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