Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Giardia Infection among Indigenous Communities in Rural Malaysia

@inproceedings{Choy2014PrevalenceAA,
  title={Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors of Giardia Infection among Indigenous Communities in Rural Malaysia},
  author={Seow Huey Choy and Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi and Mohammed A K Mahdy and Nabil N. Nasr and Maria Sulaiman and Yvonne Ai Lian Lim and Johari Surin},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2014}
}
This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of Giardia infection among indigenous people in rural Malaysia. Faecal samples were collected from 1,330 participants from seven states of Malaysia and examined by wet mount and formalin-ether sedimentation methods while demographic, socioeconomic and environmental information was collected using a pre-tested questionnaire. The overall prevalence of Giardia infection was 11.6% and was significantly higher among those aged… CONTINUE READING
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