The Gorillas who brought malaria


Although many human diseases have their origin in chimpanzees, malaria appears to be brought from the gorillas, according to a study published in Nature to which the newspaper El Mundo has devoted an article. The article includes views of Alfred Cortés, researcher at the Gene Translation Laboratory at IRB Barcelona and an expert on the subject. According to Cortés this discovery will not have much effect in improving current therapies, although if it is confirmed that the gorillas are still a reservoir of malaria, this finding could bring progress in prevention.