Global migration and transmission of disease: A Malaysian case study

Mohd Zain, S.N. and Lim, Y.A.L. and Sahimin, N. (2017) Global migration and transmission of disease: A Malaysian case study. In: British Society for Parasitology 2017, 2-5 April 2017, Dundee University, Scotland.

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Abstract

Mass migration from less developed to more developed countries have created a shift in the global population. Urbanization and extension in industrialization of developing nations have resulted in millions migrants migrating to major urban cities around the globe to cope with expanding workforce. This has attracted many to flock to major cities in Malaysia both legal and illegally from the South East Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar) and South Asian countries (Nepal, India and Bangladesh) where endemic infections are very much prevalent and most likely to pose public health problems to the local community. Presently, compulsory medical screening for workers prior entering to the workforce does not include parasitic screening. As the number of migrant workers has grown exponentially over the past decade and the incidents of communicable disease have become more prevalent in the country, therefore, there is an acute need for a more accurate and current information on the parasitic infections in this particular group of workers and factors associated to infections as it impacts the local community significantly.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global migration; South East Asia nations; Communicable diseases; Hygiene and sanitation
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safri
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 02:33
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 02:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17160

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