Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Malaysia

Ahmed, A.; Al-Mekhlafi, H.M.; Surin, J. (2011) Epidemiology of soil-transmitted helminthiases in Malaysia. Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 42 (3). pp. 527-538. ISSN 0125-1562

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    We reviewed the epidemiology of STH in Malaysia from the 1970s to 2009. High prevalence rates persist among the rural Aborigines, estate workers and in urban slums and squatter areas. Trichuris trichiura is the most prevalent helminth in Malaysia ranging from 2.1 to 98.2. Ascaris lumbricoides follows closely with a prevalence rate of 4.6-86.7, while hookworm is the least prevalent (0-37.0). A countrywide control program with special emphasis on school-based intervention is highly recommended among aboriginal people.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
    Additional Information: Correspondence: Abdulhamid Ahmed, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +6-03-7967 3789; Fax: +6-03-7967 4754 E-mail: halmekhlafi@yahoo.com
    Uncontrolled Keywords: soil-transmitted helminths, deworming, school-based intervention, Malaysia
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: jsurin johari surin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2012 14:19
    Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 14:19
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3349

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