Rodent study at the market area in Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh and relation to leptospirosis cases / Faizalhawafiz Abd Wafar

Abd Wafar, Faizalhawafiz (2012) Rodent study at the market area in Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh and relation to leptospirosis cases / Faizalhawafiz Abd Wafar. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Introduction : Rodent infestation is a problem to many urban area and it is endemic, affecting and impacting the quality of life as well as affecting public health by the transmission if infectious diseases. The general objective of this study to determine the rodents species and infestations at wet market in lpoh city. The basic factor is food, water and harborage. It is mainly due to lack of sanitation especially in the wet market area and support by the load of food supply for rodents. The aging and defective building also mainly in the developing countries wet market provides plentiful harborage and the operational hours normally not 24 hours will contribute to infestations, where rodents not prefer noisy and well lighted environment. The specific objectives to determine the pathogen, rodent index and identify the species of rodents in selected wet markets. Rodents are blooming and take advantages in this environment and when the density of rodent are high the health risk will also be high and unpredictable.
Methodology: Location chooses for this study is at the wet market in lpoh city area. Many type of the market is an old building. Some of the building are demolish and rebuild with new design. lpoh have a 23 public markets where 20 of it are belong to City Council and other 3 are belong to the private. Only 8 wet markets are chosen12 traps are located in every station randomly and data will be collected everyday for 6 days at every station. Instruments used in the field sampling are trap, bait, jute sack and chloroform. Sampling size not known yet, because this study is to determine and estimate the size of rodent population in one particular area. For that I'm using rodent index that used by IOWA University. For the identification of rodent, based on the Standard of Rodent Identification of Ministry Health of Malaysia 1992. Get cooperation from Veterinar Research in lpoh for post mortem and bacterial isolation procedures for Leptospiral analysis.


Item Type: Student Project
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Abd Wafar, Faizalhawafiz
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Abd. Rahman, Nasaruddin
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > Chordates. Vertebrates
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Environmental health. Including sewage disposal, air pollution, nuisances, water supply
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Environmental pollution
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor in Environmental Health and Safety
Keywords: Rodent, Leptospirosis
Date: January 2012
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