Malaria identified in wild bonobos for the first time: Discovery in small population fills long-standing gap among great apes and could help explain how the parasite is transmitted



Malaria parasites are widespread among chimpanzees and gorillas, but for the first time, they've been detected in wild bonobos, a chimp cousin.
Researchers discovered the parasites after analyzing ape fecal matter gathered from the forest floor. 
The findings could help inform further research into how the parasite is transmitted across species, leading to malaria - a disease which killed 438,000 people in 2015. 
Previous studies may have missed infected bonobo (Pan paniscus) populations, so researchers at the University of Pennsylvania conducted a more extensive study.
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21 November 2017 in Science &Technology, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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