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Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510306

Mapping the Required Reporting of Hepatitis C Virus Ribonucleic Acid Test Results in the United States

Arjun P Vij, Cassidy Hernandez-Tamayo, Chrysovalantis Stafylis and Jeffrey D Klausner

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/07/3

Reporting of hepatitis C virus (HCV) ribonucleic acid (RNA) test results is a critical public health activity to facilitate the elimination of HCV. Comprehensive surveillance of both positive and negative HCV RNA test results is essential to informing and monitoring public health strategies for HCV elimination....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510305

Risk of Neutropenia with the Use of Ceftaroline: A Review

Samah Qasmieh, Joelle Ataessien, Monique House, Shakib Zegar, Tuiana Brown and Ryan Davidson

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: 2023/07/19

Ceftaroline is a fifth-generation cephalosporin with activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is a clinically distinct feature for a member of this class. Cephalosporins have previously been associated with neutropenia, a serious hematologic condition with an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) falling below 1500-1800 cells/μL. Since its FDA approval in 2010, ceftaroline has been associated with neutropenia in several studies. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510304

Coping with the Ongoing SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza

Mujahed I Mustafa and Ahmed Mohammed

Article Type: Commentary Article | First Published: 2023/05/31

The ongoing SARS-COV-2 pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges to individuals, communities, and healthcare systems worldwide. As the world braces for a potential second wave of COVID-19 infections, the seasonal influenza season is also looming. This article explores the coping strategies that individuals and healthcare systems can adopt to manage both the SARS-COV-2 pandemic and seasonal influenza. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510303

Erythema Induratum of Bazin: A New Case

Najoua Ammar, Mariame Meziane, Nadia Ismaili, Laila Benzekri and Karima Senouci

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/05/31

Erythema induratum of Bazin (EIB) is a rare skin form of tuberculosis (TB) that is most commonly seen in middle-aged women. Clinically, EIB can mimic several skin conditions, which often leads to a delay in diagnosis. We report here the observation of a new case of EIB, presenting as a chronic nodular panniculitis, in a 38-year-old female patient....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510302

Surveillance for Recent Infection among Newly Diagnosed Persons Living with HIV in Nigeria: The Implication for Epidemic Control

Moses Katbi, Amalachukwu Ukaere, Adefisayo Adedoyin, Maryam Bello, Adeoye Adegboye, Helina Meri, Angela Agweye and Rachel Goldstein

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/31

HIV recency is used to distinguish between a recent HIV infection i.e., within the last 12 months, and a long-term HIV infection. In the era of test and treat, identifying and preventing new HIV infections in undiagnosed individuals remains a high priority in our response to the epidemic especially in effectively interrupting HIV transmission within the population. Recent infection assay helps to diagnose people with a recent infection which ultimately helps to identify/map out active infection ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510300

A Retrospective Study Comparing CRB-65, MEWS and qSOFA Scoring System in Predicting Clinical Outcomes in Adult Patients with Severe and Critical COVID-19 Infection

Rafael Jeric C Bautista, MD and Pamela Rose Matti, MD, FPCP, FPSMID

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/04/27

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) first discovered in Wuhan, China. The disease has caused over 80 million total cases recorded globally with deaths nearly reaching 2 million. In the Philippines, more than 400,000 cases were recorded at the start of the year 2021...

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