Environmental Health in Malaysia

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: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: MED116000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/YAHR6834

Malaysia’s political stability and economic prosperity have contributed towards its growing population comprising of residents and an influx of laborers from other countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Malaysia now hosts a population of 32 million from which an estimated 3 million are migrants that support the agricultural and electronic sectors. This book highlights the current health related issues in Malaysia including those zoonotic diseases and non-communicable diseases that are unique and common to tropical countries. Other environmental factors that have positive and negative impacts on health such as medical constituents from local plants are also discussed.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I. Communicable Diseases

Chapter 1. Prevalence and Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial Foodborne Pathogens
(Effarizah Mohd Esah and Mustapha Goni Abatcha – Food Technology Division, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Chapter 2. Nipah Virus Outbreak: A Tragic Lesson
(Siti Marwanis Anua – Environmental and Occupational Health Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. Aedes-borne Diseases in Malaysia: Description of Causative Agents, Historical Incidences, Current Strategies and Future Plans to Contain Infection
(Neevaarthana Subramaniam and Nor Fazila Che Mat – Biomedicine Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian. Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 4. Post-Flood Infectious Diseases in Malaysia
(Sabreena Safuan and Hisham Atan Edinur – School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia)

Chapter 5. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Survey on Leptospirosis Among Army Personnel in Malaysia
(Nur Syahmina Rasudin, Nor Azwany Yaacob, Kamarul Inran Musa, and Aziah Bin Daud – School of Health Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Part II. Non-Communicable Diseases

Chapter 6. β-thalassemia and β-variants in Malaysia
(Mohd Nazri Hassan, Rozieyati Mohamed Saleh, Hisham Atan Edinur and Zefarina Zulkafli – School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 7. Physical Activity for Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Malaysia
(Aizuddin Bin Hidrus, Yee Cheng Kueh, Norsa’adah Bachock and Garry Kuan – School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 8. Low Bone Mineral Density and Associated Risk Factors in Malaysian Adults
(Nur Syamsina Ahmad, Mohd Rahimi Che Jusoh and Rosniwati Ghafar – Exercise and Sports Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia)

Part III. Medicinal Resources and Behaviour

Chapter 9. The Effects of Exercise on Children’s Health, Physiological Fitness, Immune Function and Motor Skills: Malaysian Perspective
(Mazuin Adnan, Ayu Suzailiana Muhamad, Marilyn Ong Li Yin and Shazlin Shaharudin – Exercise and Sport Science Programme, School of Health Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 10. Bloating Experience Among Malaysians
(Nurzulaikha Abdullah, Yee Cheng Kueh, Garry Kuan and Lee Yeong Yeh – Biostatistics and Research Methodology Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 11. Barriers and Challenges Faced by the Parents of Children with Disabilities in Malaysia
(Kelvin Ying, Garry Kuan – School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia)

Chapter 12. Rhizophora Species as Water Equivalent Phantom Material in Medical Physics
(Mohd Fahmi Mohd Yusof, Rokiah Hashim, Abd Aziz Tajuddin, Mohammad Wasef Mohammad, Puteri Nor Khatijah Abd Hamid and Nor Ain Rabaiee – School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 13. Oroxylum indicum: A Magical Medicinal Plant
(Nurul Hidayah Wahab and Nor Fazila Che Mat – Biomedicine Program, School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia)

Chapter 14. Detection and Removal of Heavy Metals from Foodstuff in Malaysia
(Nurasmat Mohd Shukri, Nur Fatien Muhamad Salleh, Wan Nazwanie Wan Abdullah, Nor Hakimin Abdullah and Farah Shahirah Mohd Fairuz – School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

Chapter 15. Implementation of Casemix System and its Innovation at Teaching Hospitals in Malaysia
(Rosminah Mohamed and Syed Mohamed Aljunid – School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia, et al.)

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