Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among migrant workers from different Asian countries working in Malaysia

B. T E Chan, R. Nimir Amal, M. I. Noor Hayati, H. Kino, Anisah Nordin, Norhayati Moktar, O. Sulaiman, M. Mohammed Abdullah, M. S. Fatmah, A. R. Roslida, G. Ismail

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A serologic study of Toxoplasma antibodies among 501 foreign migrant workers in Malaysia was conducted in a plantation and detention camp. The highest prevalence rate of 46.2% was among Nepalese workers. Statistical analysis indicated the IgG positivity rate among local residents was significantly higher than the migrants studied (p<0.05). The IgM positivity rate showed no significant difference between the two groups (p>0.05). No significant difference in the prevalence rate was noted between the migrants and the local workers when grouped by agricultural and non-agricultural occupations (p>0.05). The continuous introduction of these infections may influence the epidemiology and further compromise efforts in control and prevention. It is therefore important to monitor of non-notifiable diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume39
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

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Malaysia
Toxoplasmosis
Seroepidemiologic Studies
Toxoplasma
Occupations
Epidemiology
Immunoglobulin G
Antibodies
Infection

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Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among migrant workers from different Asian countries working in Malaysia. / Chan, B. T E; Amal, R. Nimir; Noor Hayati, M. I.; Kino, H.; Nordin, Anisah; Moktar, Norhayati; Sulaiman, O.; Mohammed Abdullah, M.; Fatmah, M. S.; Roslida, A. R.; Ismail, G.

In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 9-13.

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Chan, BTE, Amal, RN, Noor Hayati, MI, Kino, H, Nordin, A, Moktar, N, Sulaiman, O, Mohammed Abdullah, M, Fatmah, MS, Roslida, AR & Ismail, G 2008, 'Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among migrant workers from different Asian countries working in Malaysia', Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 9-13.
Chan, B. T E ; Amal, R. Nimir ; Noor Hayati, M. I. ; Kino, H. ; Nordin, Anisah ; Moktar, Norhayati ; Sulaiman, O. ; Mohammed Abdullah, M. ; Fatmah, M. S. ; Roslida, A. R. ; Ismail, G. / Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis among migrant workers from different Asian countries working in Malaysia. In: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2008 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 9-13.
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