Narrative Review of the Control and Prevention of Knowlesi Malaria

Ahmad Hazim Mohammad and Nurul Athirah Naserrudin and Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim and Jenarun Jelip and Azman Atil @ Azmi and Mohd Fazeli Sazali and Adora J. Muyou and Priya Dharishini Kunasagran and Nornazirah Ahmad Kamarudin and Zahir Izuan Azhar and Rahmat Dapari and Mohammad Saffree Jeffree and Mohd Rohaizat Hassan (2022) Narrative Review of the Control and Prevention of Knowlesi Malaria. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, 7 (178). pp. 1-12. ISSN 2414-6366

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Despite the reduction in the number of cases of human malaria throughout the world, the incidence rate of knowlesi malaria is continuing to rise, especially in Southeast Asia. The conventional strategies for the prevention and control of human malaria can provide some protection against knowlesi malaria. Despite the numerous studies on the risk factors and the innovative methods that may be used to prevent and control the vectors of Plasmodium knowlesi, the incidence rate remains high. An integrated approach that includes environmental intervention should be adopted in order to ensure the successful control of zoonotic malaria. A combination of personal-level protection, vector control and environmental control may mitigate the risk of Plasmodium knowlesi transmission from macaques to humans and, ultimately, reduce the incidence rate of knowlesi malaria.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Malaria , Plasmodium knowlesi , Prevention , Control , Review
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC31-1245 Internal medicine > RC109-216 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2022 11:13
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022 11:13

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