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PAPER REVIEW OF FACTORS, SURVEILLANCE AND BURDEN OF FOOD BORNE DISEASE OUTBREAK IN MALAYSIA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:30

Sharifa Ezat W.P., Netty D., Sangaran G1.

1Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, National University of Malaysia Medical Centre

ABSTRACT

Food borne diseases like cholera, typhoid fever, hepatitis A, dysentery and food poisoning occur as the results of ingestion of foodstuffs contaminated with microorganisms or chemical. The true incidence of food borne disease in Malaysia is unknown, however the incidence is low ranging from 1.56 to 0.14 cases per 100,000 population and the food poisoning cases is on the rise as the evident by the incident rate of 62.47 cases per 100,000 population in 2008 and 36.17 in 2009. The rapid population growth and demographic shift toward ageing population, changing eating habit such as consumption of raw or lightly cooked food, long storage of such food, lack of education on basic rules of hygienic food preparation and food trading without appropriate microbiological safety procedure become contributing factors for food borne diseases. Food borne disease in Malaysia is in the rise and the direct and indirect cost management of FBD will become one of the most common issues to face by the government. The world is spending millions and millions in cost of treatment due to food borne diseases. The information on this paper was collected via findings of previous journals, data and statistics from the MOH of Malaysia and WHO websites. As a result, authors found that the prevention and management of the food borne disease outbreak needs to be addressed seriously.

 

Key words: food borne diseases, contaminated, outbreak, cost, Malaysia.

 

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