Prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia.

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The current study determined the prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among the Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia. The overall intestinal protozoan infection rate was 85% (261 out of 307). The highest prevalence rates were due to Entamoeba coli (24.4%), Giardia lamblia (21.8%), Blastocystis hominis (21.2%) and Entamoeba histolytica (15.0%). The prevalence of Iodamoeba butschlii was only 2.9%. Among the positive samples, mixed infection with B. hominis and E. histolytica was 3.3%, B. hominis and G. lamblia was 2.9%, G. lamblia and E. histolytica was 2.0% and triple infections (B. hominis, G. lamblia and E. histolytica) was 1.0 %. The prevalence of the infection was high in all age groups (6-14 years old). Thus, we can conclude that intestinal protozoan infections are still representing a serious public health problem in aboriginal communities, especially among children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJournal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
Pages561-568
Number of pages8
Volume43
Edition3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Blastocystis hominis
Protozoan Infections
Giardia lamblia
Entamoeba histolytica
Malaysia
Entamoeba
Infection
Coinfection
Public Health
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies

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Al-Harazi, T., Abdul Ghani, M. K., & Othman, H. F. (2013). Prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia. In Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology (3 ed., Vol. 43, pp. 561-568)

Prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia. / Al-Harazi, Talal; Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel; Othman, Hidayatul Fathi.

Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology. Vol. 43 3. ed. 2013. p. 561-568.

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Al-Harazi, T, Abdul Ghani, MK & Othman, HF 2013, Prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia. in Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology. 3 edn, vol. 43, pp. 561-568.
Al-Harazi T, Abdul Ghani MK, Othman HF. Prevalence of intestinal protozoan infections among Orang Asli schoolchildren in Pos Senderut, Pahang, Malaysia. In Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology. 3 ed. Vol. 43. 2013. p. 561-568
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