What is it about?

The move to develop the tourism industry, lack of awareness among disadvantaged communities and heavy dependence on foreign workers has led to an influx of immigrants to Malaysia which resulted in the emergence and re-emergence of a plethora of parasitic infectious diseases.

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Why is it important?

Understanding the social, economic and health dynamics in Malaysia will help to anticipate and hopefully eliminate current and future risks of parasitic infectious diseases.


I have spent more than three years in writing this paper and it was totally worth the wait for two main reasons; firstly, it touched upon fundamental issues in parasitic infectious diseases and secondly it gave me the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading parasitologists and academics.

Saad Alasil, PhD, MS, MPH
University at Buffalo - The State University of New York

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This page is a summary of: An Epidemiological Review on Emerging and Re-Emerging Parasitic Infectious Diseases in Malaysia, The Open Microbiology Journal, May 2019, Bentham Science Publishers,
DOI: 10.2174/1874285801913010112.
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