RISK FACTORS FOR PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI IN SOUTHEAST ASIA:A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Authors

  • Safirah Jaan Jaafari Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
  • Noor Hazmi Nor Hassim Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
  • Noor Amani Mohd Pakhurdin Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
  • Mohd Rohaizat Hassan Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
  • Norfazilah Ahmad Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)
  • Azmawati Mohammed Nawi Department of Community Health, University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v2i2.53

Keywords:

Plasmodium, P.Knowlesi, risk factors, Asia

Abstract

Introduction: Plasmodium knowlesi zoonotic malaria has been identified in Borneo Malaysia in 2004, and has led to an increase in the number of cases throughout Southeast Asia. Many factors have contributed to increasing pattern. Therefore, this systematic review aims to identify risk factors for Plasmodium knowlesi infection that can aid in predicting and controlling the infection. Methods:Systematic search on articles related to risk factors of Plasmodium knowlesi infection was conducted using three databases namely PubMed, Scopus and Science direct. All the articles from year 2015 till May 2019 were selected. Results: A total of three articles were included in this review based on the study protocol. Three common risk factors for Plasmodium knowlesi infection was in identify mainly involved sociodemographic, work-related and behavioural factors. Conclusion: Risk factors for P. Knowlesi ranges not only from individual and community socidemographic background but also by environmental and geographical determinants. The inconsistency of the result was due to the variability and limitations of the studies itself. The research on P. Knowlesi, should be conducted with larger participants and longer length of follow up.

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Published

2020-09-01

How to Cite

Jaafari, S. J. ., Nor Hassim, N. H., Mohd Pakhurdin, N. A. ., Hassan, M. R., Ahmad, N., & Mohammed Nawi, A. (2020). RISK FACTORS FOR PLASMODIUM KNOWLESI IN SOUTHEAST ASIA:A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. Global Journal of Public Health Medicine, 2(2), 220-228. https://doi.org/10.37557/gjphm.v2i2.53

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