Two cases of Plasmodium knowlesi infection in humans were identified in Cambodia by 3 molecular detection assays and sequencing. This finding confirms the widespread distribution of P. knowlesi malaria in humans in Southeast Asia. Further wide-scale studies are required to assess the public health relevance of this zoonotic malaria parasite.
Khim, N.; Siv, S.; Kim, S.; Mueller, T.; Fleischmann, E.; Singh, B.; Divis, P.C.S.; Steenkeste, N.; Duval, L.; Bouchier, C.; Duong, S.; Ariey, F.; Ménard, D. Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Humans, Cambodia, 2007&#8211;2010. Emerging Infectious Diseases (2011) 17 (10) [DOI: 10.3201/eid1710.110355]
Plasmodium knowlesi Infection in Humans, Cambodia, 2007–2010