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Death from Malaria infection in a military personnel after a peace keeping mission

Ahmad, Rozali and A., Zakaria and Mohd Sidik, Sherina and Muslan, Muhd Amin and Mohd Taha, Mohd Ghazalli and Muhammad Sued, Muhammad Ello and Sarijan, Samiran and Suirman, Samsuddin and Komeng, Yaakop (2013) Death from Malaria infection in a military personnel after a peace keeping mission. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 83-85. ISSN 1675-8544

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Abstract

Military personnel who are deployed for peace-keeping missions are exposed to many hazards, including infectious diseases. One of the most common and fatal infectious disease is Malaria. Although well controlled in Malaysia, this deadly disease is still widely endemic in many other countries especially Africa. We would like to report the case of a military personnel who was infected with Malaria during a peace-keeping mission in Sudan and subsequently died after returning home. We hope that by reporting this case in depth, strategic actions can be taken to avoid similar unfortunate events in future.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Malaria; Screening; Detection; Peace-keeping mission; Military personnel; Malaysia
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia
ID Code:41355
Deposited By: Mohd Hafiz Che Mahasan
Deposited On:17 Dec 2015 16:02
Last Modified:17 Dec 2015 16:02

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