In view of the advanced technology in human mobility and transportation internationally, it is not uncommon for non-endemic parasites to be encountered.
Though not all parasites which infect humans are featured, this book nevertheless is useful in providing guidance to students enrolled in medical and other health sciences discipline. Individuals who work as medical laboratory assistants at hospitals and health centres are also recommended to have a copy of this atlas as their ‘faithful companion’.
Noor Hayati Mohd Isa
M.D. (UKM), M.P.H. (Malaya) is a former Professor of Medical Parasitology & Public Health and Head of Department of Medical Parasitology & Entomology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). She was born in Kuala Terengganu and obtained her primary education from Sekolah Tengku Ampuan Mariam and Sekolah Pusat Bukit Besar, Kuala Terengganu. She then continued her secondary education in Sekolah Panji Alam, Kuala Terengganu and Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Perempuan Jalan Kolam Air, Kuala Lumpur (now known as Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya). In 1973 she continued her study in the field of medicine in UKM. She was the pioneer batch of medical graduates of UKM. She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1979 and had served UKM since 1980. Before joining UKM, she worked as a houseman and a medical officer in General Hospital, Kuala Terengganu. Started working as a trainee lecturer in the Department of Medical Parasitology & Entomology, Faculty of Medicine UKM, she continued a postgraduate study in University of Malaya. She has more than 30 years of experience in teaching medical and health sciences specifically in the field of medical parasitology. Besides producing 11 academic books (original books, book chapters, translations and editing), she has written more than 52 articles related to the field that were published in the local and international bulletins and journals. Two of the academic books (in the field of health and medical parasitology) were published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka and seven volumes on Health Guide (WHO) were published by the Institute of Public Health, Kuala Lumpur.
M.D. (UKM), A.M. (Malaysia), F.F.A.R.A.C.S. (Melbourne), F.A.N.Z.C.A. (Australia & New Zealand), F.A.M.M. (Malaysia) is a former Professor, Head of Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Medicine UKM. He is also a former Medical Director, UKM Specialist Centre. He has teaching and research experience in the field of medicine for more than 30 years. In the field of intensive care medicine, he is involved in the management of patients who suffered from bacterial, viral, parasitic and fungal infections. He was one of the pioneers of the Postgraduate Programme in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care in Malaysia. Currently he is a Professor, Head of Discipline of Anaesthesia & Critical Care and Chairman of Surgical Sciences Cluster, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA. He is also a Visiting Consultant Anaesthetist to Sg Buloh Hospital and UKM Medical Centre.