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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 457-458
 

Erratum: Abstracts - Indian journal of medical microbiology - supplement 1 - 2019 - Volume 37



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In the Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology,[1] Supplement 1, Year 2019, Volume 37 there are some instances in the abstracts that need to be corrected as below:

In the abstract with ID - PP1-18, on page S20 titled, “Stunting and External Parasitic Infection among Children in a Low-Cost Flat in Ipoh“, the author names were incorrectly written as “A. Mohamed*, S. Ismail” instead of “Mohamed A*, Ismail S, Hassan AKR, Krishnan M“.

In the abstract with ID - PP1-18, on page S20 titled, “Stunting and External Parasitic Infection among Children in a Low-Cost Flat in Ipoh“, the affiliations were incorrectly written as “Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia” instead of “Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Royal College of Medicine Perak, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia“.

In the abstract with ID - PP1-18, on page S20 and S21 titled, “Stunting and External Parasitic Infection among Children in a Low-Cost Flat in Ipoh“, the abstract was incompletely written.

The corrected and complete version should read as follow:

Introduction: The rate of malnutrition among children in low cost flats was noted to be worse than the national average (Unicef Malaysia). This is interpreted as an indication for poor environmental condition or long-term restrictions of a child's growth potential. Objective: To see whether there is stunting among children who attended a Health event at a low cost flats and association with parasitic skin condition. Methodology: The study was done on children aged between 2 to 12 years old who stays in select low cost flat. All children who attended a health event organized at the flat area were chosen as sample after taking consent from their guardian. The external examination was performed by doctors. The height and weight measurement used standard calibrated tool. Individual measurement was plotted in height to age WHO reference growth chart. The cutoff point of -2SD was used to distinct between normal and stunting. Results: Total of 61 children who were eligible was included in this study. Thirty- two were boys and 29 were girls. There were 5 children aged 5 and below. Forty four percent of participants had external parasitic infections like scabies, head lice and impetigo. There were a total of 8 boys who were stunted (13.1%) with 2 of them below 5 years old. There is significant association between stunting and external parasitic infection. (P <0.001) with odds ratio of 1.34. Discussion: Stunting were noted at 13.1 % and surprisingly, only among boys. Head lice and scabies was the commonest external parasitic infection and found in almost half of the children. Stunted children have 1.34 risk of having external parasitic infection. Given the same environment, girls seem to fare better.“

In the abstract with ID - PP2- 10 on page S29 titled, “Rabies Outbreak Management in Perak State, Malaysia: The One Health Approach in Action“, the title and abstract ID title name were incorrectly written.

The correct Abstract ID and title of the abstract should be read as: “PP2-38- Evaluation of Rapid Streptococcal Antigen Detection Test in Diagnosing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis Among Children Presented with Sore Throat at Outpatient Clinic.“

In the abstract with ID - PP2- 10, on page S29 titled, “Rabies Outbreak Management in Perak State, Malaysia: The One Health Approach in Action”, the entire abstract content and its details were missing.

The complete abstract should read as:

“PP2-10

Rabies Outbreak Management in Perak State, Malaysia: The One Health Approach in Action


Ahmad Zaki Hamdi NA1, Masliza M2, Hairunnisa H2, Norsihimah W1, Husna Maizura AM2

1 Larut-Matang-&-Selama (LMS) District Health Office, Perak, Malaysia,

2 Communicable Diseases Control Section, Public Health Division, Perak State Health Department, Perak, Malaysia.

“Rabies is a highly fatal zoonotic disease transmitted to humans through infected animal bites. Dogs are the main Rabies reservoir globally and in Malaysia. On 14th January 2019, two areas in Larut-Matang-&-Selama (LMS) District in Perak-State were declared as rabies-infected areas when four dog samples tested positive for rabies. Following this declaration, a rabies outbreak operations centre was activated at the Crisis-Preparedness-and-Response-Centre (CPRC) of the Perak-State-Health-Department and LMS-District-Health-Office to coordinate response activities. The One-Health-Approach emphasizing inter-disciplinary co-operation is immediately applied to effectively detect, respond and prevent human rabies infection. Enhanced dog bite surveillance is implemented involving notification and investigation of all dog bite cases. Early, appropriate and adequate wound treatment and post-exposure-prophylaxis (PEP) vaccination is given to dog bite cases following assessment in accordance to national guidelines. Information on dog bite cases is shared with the Department-of-Veterinary-Services (DVS) for control purposes. Extensive surveillance and sampling of strays were carried out by DVS and local authorities within 10 km radius of the affected areas. Regular inter-agencies coordination meeting, public forums and engagement with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were held to create awareness and secure support in handling the outbreak. Health education and promotion were done by health and veterinary teams focusing on public places including schools, places of worship and shopping malls. Emphasis is given for the public to vaccinate their pets, avoid stray dogs and maintain environmental cleanliness including not to discard rubbish and food waste in unauthorized areas. The NGOs are encouraged to educate pet owners to vaccinate and get a proper license for their dogs. In conclusion, the One-Health-Approach manifested by close cooperation and commitment of all stakeholders has ensured effective control of rabies outbreak in animals and prevention of human rabies infection in Perak-State.“



 
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Abstracts. Indian J Med Microbiol 2019;37, Suppl S1:2-38. http://www.ijmm.org/article.asp?issn=0255-0857;year=2019;volume=37;issue=5;spage=2;epage=38;aulast=.  Back to cited text no. 1
    




 

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