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Aug 24, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Case Series of Seronegative Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Maheswaran Umakanth
Dengue viral fever is an acute febrile illness which is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. It presented with body aches, rash, nausea, fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, and vomiting which are common symptoms of dengue. Dengue infections can result in a wide spectrum of disease severity ranging from an influenza-like illness such as dengue fever (DF) to the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrom

Aug 22, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Post Dengue Fatigue Syndrome (PDFS) among Dengue IgM-Antibody Positive Patients at Batticaloa Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka

Maheswaran Umakanth
Dengue virus infection has varying clinical manifestation ranging from asymptomatic infection to life-threatening hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. There are a number of rare presentations that were reported in the last outbreak in 2017. However, long-term consequences of dengue fever were reported worldwide, but Sri Lanka is not an exception. One of the long-term displays is post dengue fatigu

Jun 19, 2018Open    AccessArticle

Why the Endemoepidemicity Persistence of Cholera in Moba (DR. of Congo)? Preliminary Study in the Health Area of Regeza in 2016

BukasaHéman Kabemba, AugustinMpo Ntambwe, SébastienKashimpo Yamutalua, KazadiNtita Prince, Gaston Alimasi Yuma, NgoyiNyongonyi Micheline, PaulinKabamba Lupueka, ElyséeNgama Ngoyi, Ramazani Selemani, KaimbaManda Martine, MapengoMbwili Jean Pierre
Background: Cholera is a very old endemo-epidemic disease linked to the con-ditions of defective hygiene. It is a public health problem, mainly in Africa and Asia. Aim: The purpose of this preliminary study was to determine the level of knowledge of the population in relation to the factors favoring the endemicity and epidemicity of cholera among the exposed populations. Methods: This is a prospective, descriptive cross-sectional

Nov 20, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Research Progress on Trypanosomiasis in China

Sihong Shen, Jianfa Liu
In this paper, the research on biological characteristics, the immunological antigens of trypanosomes, the molecular biological researches on the mechanism of trypanosomiasis, and the study of chemotherapy on trypanosomiasis have been summarized. The prospects of trypanosome and trypanosomiasis have been provided.

Aug 11, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Plague, an Extraordinary Tragedy

Nasir Puyan
The plague—otherwise called the Black Death or bubonic plague, a ghastly disease started in the east, possibly China, and spread through Europe quickly. Whole communities were wiped out and corpses littered on the streets as there was no one left to bury them. It was the greatest catastrophe of the Middle Ages, killing in its first wave, from 1347 to 1350 perhaps around 25 per cent of Europe'

Jun 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Epidemiological, Nutritional and Factors Associated with Infant Bronchiolitis in Hospitals: Case of the City of Lubumbashi (DR Congo)

Boniface Fievey Makam, Gray A. Wakamb Kanteng, Stanis Okitotsho Wembonyama, Oscar Numbi Luboya
Introduction: The objective of this study is to determine the incidence of acute bronchiolitis of infants in an urban area of the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish the epidemiological, clinical and nutritional profile of affected infants. Methodology: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in Lubumbashi (DR Congo) at three hospitals over a 2-year period from 2013 to 2014. A total of 321 acute bronchiolitis was c

Jun 09, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Severe Allergic Reaction to Oral Artesunate-Amodiaquine Combination Treatment for Malaria: Case Report in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Edouard Kawawa Swana, Christian Katshiza, Oscar Numbi Luboya, Michael J. Bangs
Background: In 2012-2013, a pilot study on implementation of community-based case malaria management by trained community health workers was implemented in southern Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We report one case of severe adverse reaction that was linked to artesunate-amodiaquine (ASAQ). Case summary: An apparent healthy, 15-year-old Congolese female with a positive rapid diagnostic test for

Apr 28, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Mutual Health Insurance and Access to Care in the Health Zone of Kabinda, Kasai-Oriental, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Cibangu Kazadi Richard, Bilonda Mpiana Alphonsine, Kabengele Mpinga Emmanuel, Mulewu Ngandu Hippolyte, Ciamala Mukendi Paul, Kanyiki Katala Moise, Kapitena Mangola Dominique, Tshimungu Kandolo Félicien
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a large part of the population now lives in a context of extreme poverty and suffers from serious health problems. Deprived of social protection, these people see themselves therefore in the financial inability to access quality health care. This study aims to analyze the different characteristics of members of the mutual health insurance and compare with non-members. The following observations

Apr 12, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Virological and Serological Markers in Dengue Patients from Venezuela and Nicaragua

Didye Ruiz, Susana Vázquez, Elci Villegas, Angel Balmaseda, Maritza Pupo, Mayling Alvarez, Delfina Rosario, Herminia Bendezu, Naifi Calzada, Maria G. Guzman
Latest estimates suggest 390 million infections of dengue occur each year, of which 100 million results in symptomatic disease. The new clinical classification proposed by WHO-TRD 2009 simplifies dengue fever (DF) into dengue (D) and severe dengue (SD) with an intermediary group of “dengue with warning signs” (DWS). Early, sensitive and specific diagnosis of dengue is needed for appropriate patient managem

Mar 06, 2017Open    AccessArticle

Genital Infection by Gardnerella vaginalis and Candida spp. among Women in Nova Iguacu City, Rio de Janeiro Province, Brazil

Pedro Henrique Siqueira Lopes, Victoria Luiza Pacini, Antonio Neres Norberg
Vaginitis is the most common infectious disease diagnosed among women attended at gynecological outpatient clinics in the Primary Care Service. The aim of this research is to investigate the incidence of vaginitis caused by Gardnerella vaginalis and Candida spp. in women attended at the gyneco