• 1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2 Office of the Director of Medical and Health Services, Pahang, Kuantan
  • 3 Health Office, Raub, Pahang
Med. J. Malaysia, 1996 Dec;51(4):475-9.
PMID: 10968037


Giardiasis, a gastrointestinal disease caused by Giardia intestinalis is endemic in Malaysia. The prevalence rate has been reported to range from 1.4% to 11.1%. The present study was undertaken between 1992-1994 in three health districts in three states viz. Pahang, Negeri Sembilan and Selangor. Seven thousand five hundred and fifty seven (7557) primary school children between the ages of 6-12 years from the lower socio-economic groups were screened. The prevalence was 0.21%. The study suggests that improved water supply, toilet facilities and sanitation have lowered the prevalence of a waterborne disease in the areas surveyed.

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