Malaria parasites in white-tailed deer unlikely to affect humans February 8, 2015 Pennsylvania,

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... Scientists studying mosquitoes at the National Zoo have discovered a previously unknown species of the malaria parasite in white-tailed deer... if you’re wondering if deer can spread malaria to other animals or people, Martinsen says, don’t be concerned.  “It’s very unlikely that … these malaria parasites will switch into other mammal species, and it’s very highly unlikely that they will switch into humans.” ...



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