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Sep 27, 2023Open    Access

Retrospective Study of an Epidemic Vibrio cholerae in the Central Region of Ghana: An Evidence from Surveillance Data

Gideon Kwarteng Acheampong, Isaac Owusu, Fidelis Zumah, Ernest Akyereko, Rebecca Ann Mpangah
Background: In October 2016, a cholera outbreak occurred in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Central Region, Ghana, spreading rapidly in peri-urban communities. The Researchers conducted a descriptive analysis of surveillance data to examine the epidemiological characteristics of this outbreak. Methods: The retrospective analysis covered cholera cases from October to December 2016, focusing on onset date, age, sex, rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results, and residence. Pearson’s chi-square/Fisher’s exact...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Sep 01, 2023Open    Access

Situational Factors: The Ever Present Bottlenecks in Efforts to Improve Personal Treatment Seeking-Behavior Regarding Malaria in Uganda

Frank B. Ahimbisibwe, Leon Matagi, Ornan Amadou Mwijukye, Privah Atuhaire, Laureen Carson Alinda, Mohamed Senkumba
This study assesses the contribution of situational factors to an individuals’ disposition towards seeking treatment when they have or suspect themselves to have malaria. The purpose of this study was to get evidence-based knowledge on the role of situational factors in order to inform areas of interventions that could increase individual’s active involvement in their health-care mainly in seeking timely treatment for malaria or suspected malaria. This is a cross-sectional, correlational design ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

May 30, 2023Open    Access

Clinical and Parasitological Profile of Children Aged 6 - 59 Months with Uncomplicated Malaria in Bolenge, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tarcisse K. Kilara, Alain K. K. Ilunga, Gisele K. Kabengele, Cagod B. Inkale, Nene Mbanzulu, Isaac T. Woto, Christian Tshilenge, Berry I. Bongenya, Mireille Ngale, Aline B. Engo, Destin M. Mbongi, Papy Mandoko, Gauthier K. Mesia, Erick N. Kamangu
Background: Malaria is an erythropathy caused by different species of parasites of the genus Plasmodium. It is the most common parasitic disease in the world. Objective: The objective was to assess the profile of children aged 6 - 59 months with uncomplicated malaria in Bolenge, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Methods: The present study is a descriptive cross-sectional study that was carried out in children less than 59 months old with uncomplicated malaria in Bolenge, Equateur province,...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Apr 24, 2023Open    Access

Comparison of Quality of Life, Depression and Anxiety According to the Type of Treatment in Type 2 Diabetes

Soumaya Benmaamar, Houda Salhi, Ibtissam El Harch, Nada Lazar, Bineta Jho Diagne, Moncef Maiouak, Mohamed Berraho, Nabil Tachfouti, Hanan El Ouahabi, Samira El Fakir
The aim of this study was to compare the quality of life (QoL) and the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus according to the type of treatment: insulin, oral therapy or both therapies. A cross-sectional study that included adults with diabetes mellitus type 2 was conducted at Hassan II University Hospital in Fez, Morocco. Patients are divided into 3 groups: the anti-diabetic agents’ group, the insulin therapy group and the combined therapy group. The Hos...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Mar 27, 2023Open    Access

Impact Assessment of Schistosomiasis and Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis Following Ten (10) Years (2009-2019) of Continuous Treatment with Praziquantel and Albendazole in Endemic Area, Plateau State

Nenrot Binshak, Dakul Anthony Danaat, Damashi Mantim Tali, Daniel Nanbol Helen
Schistoisomiasis and Soil-transmitted helminthiasis infections are common public health challenges in developing countries. This study determined the status of these infections among inhabitants of Gille and Wulmi communities of Pankshin Local Government Area, Plateau State following 10 years (2009-2019) of Mass Medicine Administration (MMA). 525 Urine and stool samples were collected from each subject of the two communities where Praziquantel and Albendazole were distributed continuously for te...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.10, 2023

Dec 22, 2022Open    Access

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Lebanon

Mariam Mando, Aseel Al Khansa, Yousef Zaitoun, Mariam Chokor, Bilal Elchehimi, Riham Dweik, Batoul Jaafar, Rayan Al Haj, Rim Nahme, Ismaeil Bazzi, Hayssam Chebli
COVID-19 vaccine has become the topic of concern for the world population, and hesitation to vaccinate is among the top 10 global health by the World Health Organization (WHO). Questions about vaccine hesitancy are investigated in a sample (n = 2642) of Lebanese people through an online survey distributed in January 2022. The survey was made up of closed-ended questions that aim to study the relations between sociodemographic factors, general knowledge and attitudes about the COVID-19 vaccine, a...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Nov 10, 2022Open    Access

Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Hepatitis B and C in a Moroccan Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Bineta Jho Diagne, Abid Hakima, Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Bahra Nassiba, Bourkhime Hind, Imad Chakri, Maiouak Moncef, Nada Otmani, Mohammed El Abkari, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Samira El Fakir, Nabil Tachfouti
Introduction: Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections are a major public health problem in Morocco and around the world. Recent research has shown that patients with chronic viral hepatitis have high levels of anxiety and depression. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety in patients with chronic viral hepatitis and to identify associated factors. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study involving 94 patients followed up for chronic viral hepatitis B ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Jul 30, 2022Open    Access

Hepatitis B Vaccination Coverage and Its Predictors among Health Workers in Fako Division, South West Region of Cameroon

Serge Ngekeng, Alain Chichom-Mefire, Peter Fon Nde, Nicholas Tendongfor, Emmanuel Kah Nji, Esembeson Malika, Simeon P. Choukem
Introduction: The occupational risk of hepatitis B among health care workers (HCWs) has been long known. Despite a WHO recommendation for hepatitis B vaccine for all HCWs, coverage in Cameroon remains very low. This study investigates the hepatitis B vaccination coverage and its predictors among HCWs in Cameroon and evaluates their perceptions concerning the disease. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out where structured questionnaires were used to obtain data from HCWs in 24 differen...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

May 27, 2022Open    Access

Quality of Life and Associated Factors in Patients Infected with Hepatitis B and C Virus in a Moroccan Region: A Cross-Sectional Study

Diagne Bineta Jho, Abid Hakima, Ibtissam El Harch, Soumaya Benmaamar, Bourkhime Hind, Bahra Nassiba, Baldé Mamadou Saliou, Condé Passy, Nada Otmani, Mohammed El Abkari, Mohamed Amine Berraho, Nabil Tachfouti, Samira El Fakir
Introduction: Hepatitis B or C virus infection is one of the most common liver infections leading to altered health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in patients. The goal of this study was to assess the quality of life of patients infected with hepatitis B or C virus and to determine the factors that might be associated with worse outcomes. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in patients aged 18 years and over followed on an outpatient basis at the teaching hospital Hassan II in Fez fo...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022

Apr 18, 2022Open    Access

Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV-1) Infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Review of a Forgotten Epidemic

Jean Yves D. Kabasele, Idris M. Mwanaut, Divine Chuga, Médard O. Okonda, Christian K. Thsibumbu, Ludovic Ilombe, Simplice K. Makoka, Cagod I. Basele, Elvis T. Kateba, Ben I. Bulanda, Berry I. Bongenya, Erick N. Kamangu
Background: The distribution of HTLV affects nearly 7 million people around the world. The prevalence of this infection varies among different geographic regions as well as populations. Objective: The objective of this review was to present the epidemiological data on HTLV infection in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Method: This review consisted of cataloging various studies, published articles and summaries presented in scientific conferences having as a subject of interest the epidemiology ...
Open Access Library J.   Vol.9, 2022


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