Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis SP in animals reared by the aborigines during wet and dry seasons in rural communities, pahang, Malaysia

Samseh Abdullah Noradilah, Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Norhayati Moktar, Ii Li Lee, Fatmah Md Salleh, Siti Nor Abdul Manap Azreen, Noor Shazleen Mohd Mohtar Husnie, Syed Muhamad Azrul, Wan Omar Abdullah, Anisah Nordin, Syamsa Rizal Abdullah

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Abstract

In endemic areas of intestinal parasitic infections, prevalence of Blastocystis sp in animals has not been clearly elucidated. This is the first study of the distribution of Blastocystis sp subtypes in animals reared by Orang Asli population in Pahang, Malaysia during a wet and dry season. Fecal samples of dogs, chickens, goats, ducks, swans, birds and cows were collected and subjected to PCR amplification and sequencing of Blastocystis small subunit rDNA. Of 127 fecal samples collected during the wet season, 9% were positive for Blastocystis sp, with Blastocystis sp ST3 being predominant (16%) followed by ST1 (4%), ST7 (3%), ST4 (2%), ST10 (2%), ST6 (1%), and ST9 (1%). Of 146 fecal samples collected during the dry season 37% were positive, with Blastocystis sp ST3 being predominant (10%) followed by ST1 (8%), ST7 (6%), ST4 (5%), ST8 (3%), ST2 (1%), ST6 (1%), ST9 (1%), and ST10 (1%). High prevalence of Blastocystis sp was observed in dogs and chickens which carried a diverse range of subtypes especially during the dry season. Dogs and chickens might comprise a part of the transmission dynamics of the infection in the population. Health education related to awareness of hygienic practice and disposal of animals waste should be regularly provided and monitored to prevent the transmission of Blastocystis sp infection in this population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1151-1160
Number of pages10
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume48
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Blastocystis
Molecular Epidemiology
Malaysia
Rural Population
Chickens
Dogs
Blastocystis Infections
Population
Parasitic Diseases
Infectious Disease Transmission
Ducks
Ribosomal DNA
Health Education
Goats
Birds
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Keywords

  • Aborigine
  • Animal
  • Blastocystis
  • Dry season
  • Malaysia
  • Wet season

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis SP in animals reared by the aborigines during wet and dry seasons in rural communities, pahang, Malaysia. / Noradilah, Samseh Abdullah; Anuar, Tengku Shahrul; Moktar, Norhayati; Lee, Ii Li; Salleh, Fatmah Md; Azreen, Siti Nor Abdul Manap; Husnie, Noor Shazleen Mohd Mohtar; Azrul, Syed Muhamad; Abdullah, Wan Omar; Nordin, Anisah; Abdullah, Syamsa Rizal.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 48, No. 6, 01.11.2017, p. 1151-1160.

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Noradilah, Samseh Abdullah ; Anuar, Tengku Shahrul ; Moktar, Norhayati ; Lee, Ii Li ; Salleh, Fatmah Md ; Azreen, Siti Nor Abdul Manap ; Husnie, Noor Shazleen Mohd Mohtar ; Azrul, Syed Muhamad ; Abdullah, Wan Omar ; Nordin, Anisah ; Abdullah, Syamsa Rizal. / Molecular epidemiology of Blastocystis SP in animals reared by the aborigines during wet and dry seasons in rural communities, pahang, Malaysia. In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2017 ; Vol. 48, No. 6. pp. 1151-1160.
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