Parasitic infections in Malaysia-review of the last millennium

Khairul Anuar, A. and Fong, M.Y. and Init, I. (2001) Parasitic infections in Malaysia-review of the last millennium. Federation of Parasitologist. 59-70 .

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Abstract

As Malaysia marches into the new millenium with aspirations to be a fully developed nation, the health and well being of its people remains a top priority in the agenda. Among others, control or eradication of infectious diseases that affects large segments of the population has been given much attention. Significant manpower and finance have been channeled into these efforts. Diseases caused by parasitic infections have always been a major concern among health providers and managers in Malaysia. Historically, when the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) was established in Kuala Lumpur in 1899, the institute�s top priorities were to conduct research into parasitology, diagnosis, treatment and control of malaria. Since then, many other parasites and related diseases have been investigated. In fact, some of the pioneer researches such as on filariasis, malaria, helminthiasis and scrub typhus have been conducted in Malaysia and their contribution in the control of these diseases have been immense.This paper presents a review on the epidemiology and status of the major parasitic infections in the country. It is hoped that the data and views presented in this review will be useful as a guide for the future planning of measures in the combating of parasitic infections in Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parasitic infections
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2013 01:08
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2013 01:08
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4271

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