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"Monkey Malaria" Is Adapting to Infect Humans, Disease Is Becoming A "Growing Concern" - Mic

10.4.16

"Monkey Malaria" Is Adapting to Infect Humans, Disease Is Becoming A "Growing Concern" - Mic: "We were really trying to understand whether what is normally thought to be a zoonotic disease — transmitted from animals to humans — is actually becoming something that is now transmitted between humans," study author Manoj Duraisingh said, according to NPR.

Scientists believe that the knowlesi parasites have figured out a way to adapt and better invade human red blood cells, something that it had difficulty with before due to the genetic split between humans and monkeys.


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