Study: Human malaria parasite strains from one originally in chimps:

08/4/2009 | BBC

U.S. researchers studying blood samples from wild and captive chimpanzees found that the malaria parasite that infects humans, Plasmodium falciparum, evolved from the one found in chimps, Plasmodium reichenowi. They hope the finding will assist in research for new treatments and vaccines for the disease.

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