The Primate Malarias

by G. Robert Coatney, William E. Collins, McWilson Warren, Peter G. Contacos

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 1971

This book is about the malaria parasites of Primates. It deals with the parasite as seen in the vertebrate host and in the mosquito with comments on each of these hosts as their life habits or geographical location may contribute to the biology of the plasmodium. The knowledge that primates have malaria is not new, but the fact that lower primates, especially the monkeys and apes, harbor malarias infective to man, and, which produce disease in him, is a relatively new concept and one of special significance in the light of worldwide programs of malaria eradication and control.