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Recognition of the 4th International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife, held Nov. 1–5, 2018 in Beijing China
- Sehgal, Ravinder N.M.
- International journal for parasitology 2019 v.8 pp. 33-35
- Plasmodium, applied research, hemoparasites, malaria, vertebrates, wildlife
- Over the past 10 years, much research has been done and remarkable discoveries have been made in various fields of research regarding wildlife malaria parasites (Plasmodium, Plasmodiidae) and related haemosporidians, the agents of infections, which affect all major groups of terrestrial vertebrates. Recent molecular studies show that these blood parasites cause more harm to wildlife than formerly believed, calling for new fundamental and applied research on this subject. The 4th International Conference on Malaria and Related Haemosporidian Parasites of Wildlife highlighted the recent accomplishments of many research groups throughout the world at the Beijing Normal University, with additional hosts being the Beijing Zoo and the China Ornithological Society. Please see: http://malariaconference2018.com/. We are grateful to the organizers of the meeting and Drs. Gediminas Valkiūnas, Staffan Bensch, and Lu Dong for their contributions to this review.