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Malaria parasite in deer not a threat to hunters February 15, 2016 Virginia

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Malaria parasite in deer not a threat to hunters February 15, 2016 Virginia, Northern Virginia Daily
...  the parasite levels in the blood of deer tested are so low that they are undetectable by traditional techniques with a light microscope ... Co-author Fleischer says the risk of transmission of this form of malaria to humans is extremely low. Only four of the 100-plus other species of malaria discovered by scientists affect humans. “If it hasn’t yet switched hosts and jumped to humans, it is unlikely to do so now.” ...

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