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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

Dispatch

Human Infections with Plasmodium knowlesi, the Philippines

Jennifer Luchavez*Comments to Author , Fe Espino*, Peter Curameng†, Ronald Espina†, David Bell‡, Peter Chiodini§, Debbie Nolder§, Colin Sutherland§, Kim-Sung Lee¶, and Balbir Singh¶
Author affiliations: *Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, the Philippines; †Center for Health Development, Puerto Princesa City, the Philippines; ‡World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Manila, the Philippines; §London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK; ¶Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Sarawak, Malaysia;

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Microscopy and PCR results of blood samples from Palawan, the Philippines

Patient Age, y/sex Location Plasmodium species
Microscopy PCR
A 50/M Bacungan, Puerto Princesa P. falciparum (gametocytes), 
P. malariae P. falciparum, P. malariae, 
P. knowlesi
B 49/M Inagawan, Tagbarungis, Puerto Princesa P. falciparum, P. malariae P. knowlesi
D 55/F Caibulo, Iraan, Roxas P.malariae P. knowlesi
E 3/M Balogo, San Miguel, Roxas P.malariae P. knowlesi
G 6/M Maninguin, Iraan, Roxas P. malariae P. malariae
H 25/M Minara, Roxas P. malariae P. malariae
I 10/F Taradungan, Roxas P. malariae P. knowlesi
J 5/M Bono-Bono, Bataraza P. vivax, P. malariae P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. malariae
K 14/F Bono-Bono, Bataraza P. malariae P. malariae
O 9/M Inogbong,Bataraza P. malariae P. malariae
P 5/F Inogbong, Bataraza P. falciparum, P. malariae P. falciparum, P. vivax

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