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Outbreak of Human Infection with Sarcocystis nesbitti, Malaysia, 2012
Emerging Infectious Diseases (2013)
  • Norlisah Ramli, University Malaya
Abstract
An outbreak of fever associated with myalgia and myositis occurred in 2012 among 89 of 92 college students and teachers who visited Pangkor Island, Malaysia: The Sarcocystis nesbitti 18S rRNA gene and sarcocysts were obtained from muscle tissues of 2 students. Our findings indicate emergence of S. nesbitti infections in humans in Malaysia.
Keywords
  • Sarcocystis nesbitti,
  • parasites,
  • protozoa,
  • emerging infectious disease,
  • human infection,
  • fever,
  • myalgia,
  • myositis,
  • Pangkor Island,
  • Malaysia
Publication Date
December, 2013
Citation Information
Norlisah Ramli. "Outbreak of Human Infection with Sarcocystis nesbitti, Malaysia, 2012" Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 19 Iss. 12 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/norlisah_ramli/2/