Monkeys as Hosts of Human Malaria and Other Pathogens.
Annual rept. 1 Sep 72-31 Aug 73,
GORGAS MEMORIAL LAB BALBOA HEIGHTS CANAL ZONE
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Nonhuman primates have become increasingly important as models for the study of human diseases. New World monkeys, especially, are being utilized for diverse investigations including the areas of parasitology, virology, physiology, and psychology. The seven species of Panamanian monkeys have been shown to possess varying degrees of susceptibility to the two most important plasmodia of man, Plasmodium vivax and P. falciparum. Studies are being directed toward determining the most useful hosts for a variety of malarial investigations. The rearing of insect vectors is an integral part of this program in order to obtain transmission as a reliable procedure, and thus providing all stages of the parasite life cycle. The results obtained during the past contract year are summarized.
- Anatomy and Physiology