Soil transmitted helminthiases amongst the Orang Asli (aborigines) community in Pangsoon, Malaysia

Mohamed Kamel Abdul Ghani, S. Kasim, K. Lai, N. Ahmad

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Introduction: Soil-transmitted helminthiases (STH) are highly prevalent and widely distributed among both urban and rural disadvantaged communities including the Orang Asli (aborigine) in the tropical and sub-tropical areas in the world. Materials and methods: 159 subjects from the Orang Asli village of Pangsoon, Malaysia participated in this study. They were categorized according to the age groups and sex. Stool samples were collected and screened for helminth ova and larvae using the Kato and Harada Mori techniques. Results: Soil transmitted heminthiases remain highly prevalent in this group of population with infection rates of 33.33%, 55.34% and 44.65% for Ascaris, Trichuris and hookworm. STH was found to be highest among the pre-school and primary school children and mixed infections were common. Conclusion: The persistence and high prevalence of soil-transmitted helminthiases in this Orang Asli community was related to their poor socioeconomic background, environmental, and cultural-behavioural factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Helminthiasis
Malaysia
Soil
Ascaris
Trichuris
Ancylostomatoidea
Morus
Helminths
Vulnerable Populations
Rural Population
Coinfection
Population Groups
Ovum
Larva
Age Groups
Infection

Keywords

  • Malaysia
  • Orang Asli (aborigines)
  • Soil transmitted heminthiases (STH)

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Soil transmitted helminthiases amongst the Orang Asli (aborigines) community in Pangsoon, Malaysia. / Abdul Ghani, Mohamed Kamel; Kasim, S.; Lai, K.; Ahmad, N.

In: International Medical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2001, p. 15-18.

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