Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MALARIA IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA FROM 2000-2009

Author

Alias H, Surin J, Mahmud R, Shafie A, Zain MJ, Rundi C, Nor MM, Ibrahim AS

Institution

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya; Department of Geography, Faculty of Art & Social Sciences, University of Malaya; Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the changes in spatial distribution of malaria in Peninsular Malaysia from year 2000-2009

Methods: Data for the study were collected from Ministry of Health, Malaysia and were analysed using Geographic Information System (GIS)

Results: Changes for a period of ten years of malaria spatial distribution in12 states of Peninsular Malaysia were illustrated by digital mapping according to five variables; incidence rate, fatality rate, annual blood examination rate(ABER), annual parasite index(API) and slide positivity rate(SPR)

Conclusion: There is a profound change in the spatial distribution of malaria within a 10-year period. This is evident from the digital mapping the infection in Peninsular Malaysia