Malaria prevention by chloroquine for seismic workers in the tropical jungle of East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
International conference on health, safety and environment in oil and gas exploration and production. New Orleans LA (USA), 1996/06/09.
Sangatta Oil field area, operated by Pertamina is located in East Kalimantan.
It is surrounded by tropical jungle about 6.000 sq.
There were two seismic survey to find out the earth basis for oil and gas in 1993 - 1995.
In the first location there were 1240 seismic workers who were given chloroquine tablet for malaria prevention.
Twelve cases (0,96%) were contracted malaria and had been hospitalized in Pertamina Sangatta Hospital.
Four of them were worse cases and referred to Balikpapan where the central referral hospital for Pertamina Kalimantan was located.
In the second survey location, there were five malaria cases (0,29%) out of 1.680 seismic workers had been hospitalized for 4 to 8 days in Pertamina Sangatta Hospital, and no worse case was found.
In Conclusion, chloroquine for malaria prevention is still effective and should be recommended for seismic workers in Kalimantan tropical jungle.
Mots-clés Pascal : Chloroquine, Antipaludique, Chimiothérapie, Prévention, Paludisme, Protozoose, Parasitose, Infection, Homme, Employé, Mission professionnelle, Compagnie pétrolière, Forêt tropicale, Indonésie, Asie, Médecine travail
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chloroquine, Antimalarial, Chemotherapy, Prevention, Malaria, Protozoal disease, Parasitosis, Infection, Human, Employee, Professional responsability, Oil company, Tropical forest, Indonesia, Asia, Occupational medicine
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Code Inist : 002B02S06. Création : 21/05/1997.