Epidemiological assessment of parasitic zoonoses in Malaysia.

Shekhar, K.C. (1991) Epidemiological assessment of parasitic zoonoses in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health, 22 Sup. pp. 337-9. ISSN 0125-1562

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Abstract

Food-borne parasitic zoonoses are emerging as major public health problems in most countries because they are widespread and pose a medical challenge. Not only are they important from an economic standpoint, but they also cause severe sequalae in all those affected. The extent of parasitic zoonoses in Malaysia is considered a "tip of the iceberg" problem. Cases of zoonotic diseases, like porocphaliasis, sarcocystosis, toxoplasmosis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis, echinostomiasis, and gnathostomiasis are traced and documented. An epidemiologic reassessment of methods is suggested to determine the extent of these parasitoses in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Shekhar, K.C.
Journal or Publication Title: The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Jalan Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Continental Population Groups; Food Habits
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 09:39
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 09:34
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1403

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