Lecturer, Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Institute of Health Sciences
Statistical data analysis
Burden of infectious disease
Transmission of infectious disease
Studies on the awareness on infectious diseases among the general population are currently lacking in Brunei. Conducting KAP surveys on specific diseases will help public health stakeholders to understand the level of awareness among the general public, thus helping to plan better strategies or educational campaigns for awareness and prevention. A KAP study on Zika virus is currently on-going.
The seasonality of infectious diseases has been a long known but less understood phenomenon. Equally perplexing is the differences in trends seen between temperate and tropical areas. Contributing factors that could be climate conditions and social/cultural differences in human behavior. Students who are interested in this topic have the opportunity to handle datasets relating to population health, meteorological and social science.
Studies on the burden of infectious diseases are lacking in Brunei. This is a pressing issue, especially for mosquito-borne diseases. To address this, field studies can be implemented to calculate the incidence rate of a disease and determine any risk factors of getting the disease. Understand both burden and risk factors would help to highlight any impact of an infectious disease that could be under-recognised.
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Taro Kamigaki, Liling Chaw, Alvin G. Tan, Raita Tamaki, Portia P. Alday, Jenaline B. Javier, Remigio M. Olveda, Hitoshi Oshitani and Veronica L. Tallo
PLoS ONE, eISSN: 19326203, Published: December 2016
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Liling Chaw, Taro Kamigaki, Alexanderyn Burmaa, Chuluunbatiin Urtnasan, Ishiin Od, Gunregjaviin Nyamaa, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa and Hitoshi Oshitani
PLoS ONE, eISSN: 19326203, Published: 1 February 2016
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2. Taro Kamigaki, Liling Chaw, Alvin G. Tan, Raita Tamaki, Portia P. Alday, Jenaline B. Javier, Remigio M. Olveda, Hitoshi Oshitani, Veronica L. Tallo. Seasonality of Influenza and Respiratory Syncytial Viruses and the Effect of Climate Factors in Subtropical–Tropical Asia Using Influenza-Like Illness Surveillance Data, 2010 –2012. PLoS ONE. 11 (12), e0167712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167712.