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dc.contributor.authorChuah, Candy
dc.contributor.authorGobert, Geoffrey N
dc.contributor.authorLatif, Baha
dc.contributor.authorHeo, Chong Chin
dc.contributor.authorLeow, Chiuan Yee
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-07T00:42:29Z
dc.date.available2020-02-07T00:42:29Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0001-706X
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.actatropica.2018.11.012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/391167
dc.description.abstractSchistosomiasis, a neglected tropical parasitic disease caused by the trematode flatworms of the genus Schistosoma, affects approximately 207 million people worldwide. Among the five main species infecting humans, Schistosoma mansoni and S. japonicum are responsible for the majority of hepatointestinal schistosomiasis. Human settlements near fresh water sites that lack proper sanitary systems often contribute to the transmission of disease. This risk particularly impacts on travellers or immigrants who come into contact with larvae-contaminated water. This review discusses the central features of schistosomiasis; including clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and the preventive measures available for the control of this disease. The description of the Malaysian schistosome species Schistosoma malayensis and the current status of schistosomiasis in Malaysia including the compilation of cases diagnosed from 1904 to 2015 are also discussed in this paper.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom137
dc.relation.ispartofpageto143
dc.relation.ispartofjournalActa Tropica
dc.relation.ispartofvolume190
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsParasitology
dc.subject.keywordsTropical Medicine
dc.subject.keywordsSchistosomiasis
dc.titleSchistosomiasis in Malaysia: A review
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChuah, C; Gobert, GN; Latif, B; Heo, CC; Leow, CY, Schistosomiasis in Malaysia: A review, Acta Tropica, 2019, 190, pp. 137-143
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-13
dc.date.updated2020-02-07T00:41:12Z
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorLeow, Chiuan Yee


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