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Cross Sectional Seroprevalence Study of Zika Virus Infection in Malaysian Population

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Title of Research:

"CROSS SECTIONAL SEROPREVALENCE STUDY OF ZIKA VIRUS INFECTION IN THE MALAYSIA POPULATION"

 

NMRR ID: NMRR-17-77-33893

MREC approval : KKM/NIHSEC/ P17-192

 

Date for data collection:

From April 2017

 

State involved in data collection:

Johor, Kedah and Sabah

Objectives of the Study:

To determine seroprevalance of Zika in Malaysia and characterization of local Zika viruses

 

Specific objective of study:

 

  • To determine the extent of exposure of local population to Zika virus.

  • To describe the epidemiological relationship of Zika antibody levels among Malaysian population.

 

Expected outcomes:

 

  • Seroprevalance of Zika in the country will be able to provide data on how widespread Zika infection in the country.

  • The data will be useful to correlate Zika infection and incidence of microcephaly and Guillain- Barre Syndrom

 

Contact for information as below:

Principal Investigator

  1. Dr Ravindran Thayan

   Virology Unit

   Infectious Diseases Research Centre

   Institute for Medical Research (IMR),

   50588 Jalan Pahang,

   Kuala Lumpur

   Phone: 03-26162671/26938094

   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Co-Principal Investigator

  1. Dr .Ahmad Faudzi bin Yusoff

   Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit

   Institute for Medical Research(IMR)

   50588 Jalan Pahang,

   Kuala Lumpur.

   Phone: 03-26162741

   E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

This study was approved by:

Medical Research Ethics Committee (MREC),

NIH Secretariat

Ministry of Health Malaysia,

c/o Institute for Health Management,

Jalan Rumah Sakit, Bangsar,

50900 Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-2282 1402

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