MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title

MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS IN SABAH, MALAYSIA 2000-2017; REVISITED IN SEARCH OF NEW STRATEGIC CONTROL APPROACH

Type
Oral Presentation
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
Medical Microbiology & Parasitology

Authors

Main Author
Zainal Arifin Mustapha1
Presenting Author
Zainal Arifin Mustapha1
Co-Author
Jaeyres Jani2
Richard Avoi3
Valentine Gantul4
Kamruddin Ahmed2

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah / Department of Medical Education, / Malaysia1
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah / Borneo Medical and Health Research Centre / Malaysia2
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah / Department of Community and Family Medicine / Malaysia3
Sabah State Health Department,Kota Kinabalu / Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit / Malaysia4
Content
Abstract Content

The extensive effort made by WHO to combat Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has yet to show a decline of cases in many countries including Malaysia. The total cases of MTB reported in 2016 are 25,747, 6.3% higher than in 2015. There is an increasing trend of death related to MTB. In 2017 Sabah contributed 19.5% of MTB cases reported in Malaysia. Although from the year 2000–2007 there were a decreasing number of cases in Sabah, however, the trend shows uprising pattern from 2008 to 2017. This study looks into the pattern of MTB trend in Sabah, Malaysia. Many factors could have attributed to this trend. The population movements, the community health education status, good screening diagnostic procedure, and the presence of virulent MTB strain will be important factors for future consideration to control this disease in Sabah.

Keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Epidemiology, Sabah
Requires Audio or Video system for Presentation?: No