Schistosomiasis in Malaysia.

Chandra Shekhar, K. and Pathmanathan, R. (1987) Schistosomiasis in Malaysia. Reviews of infectious diseases, 9 (5). pp. 1026-37. ISSN 0162-0886, DOI 3120271.

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Schistosomiasis was discovered in Malaysia in 1975 in an autopsy case. Since 1975 autopsies, surveys, and resurveys have been carried out to identify animal hosts, snail intermediate hosts, and reservoir hosts. Seroepidemiologic tests involving enzyme-linked immunosorbent and circumoval precipitin methods have been used to determine the true incidence and prevalence of this protean disease among the Orang Aslis (aborigines) in Malaysia. With the use of better epidemiologic and parasitologic tools, more cases of schistosomiasis are being reported.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Disease Reservoirs; Female
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 01:08
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 01:08

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