Journal of

Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510220

Retrospective Evaluation of Post-Hip Arthroplasty and Knee Infections: Frequency, Associated Risk Factors and Developments

Maria Letícia Braga, Juliana Fulgêncio Henriques, Marco Antônio Percope de Almeida, Soraya de Almeida Sanches, Roberta Maia de Castro Romanelli, Paulo Henrique Mourão and Wanessa Trindade Clemente

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 28, 2021

The related infection to the orthopedic prosthesis implant is the main cause of faults or failures associated with arthroplasties and include aseptic loosening, dislocation, prosthesis or bone fracture. These infections are difficult to eradicate and persist until the removal of the foreign body. The objective of this work is to make a descriptive analysis of cases of primary arthroplasty of the hip and knee and the possible risk factors associated with surgical site infection (SSI). This is a c...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510219

Antibody Development through SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Vaccination in India

Arjun Ghosh, Kaushik Saha, Amal Das, Suchandan Bhattacharjee, Arijit Pani, Gostha Gopal Shee, Piyali Ray, Dipak Singh, Soumika Biswas, Somnath Murmu, Subhasish Dutta, Anuleena Dasgupta, Anushka Ghosh, Suborno Jati, Dhrubajyoti Chattopadhyay, Malini Sen and Gourisankar Ghosh

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 19, 2021

In this study, we examined the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection and the dose-dependent efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield (Oxford/AstraZeneca). During the period between December 2020 and February 2021, we tested the level of natural infection among individuals by estimating the reactivity of their sera towards SARS-CoV-2 spike (S) and nucleoprotein (N) proteins. The seropositivity of the population in different communities ranged from 17% to 51%, depending on their connectivity to the ne...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510218

Lessons from the Past: Methodological Issues Arising from Comparison of the Disease Burden of the Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic 2009-10 and Seasonal Influenza 2010-2019 in the United States

James A Koziol, Ph.D. and Jan E Schnitzer, M.D.

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: July 19, 2021

Annual influenza outbreaks constitute a major public health concern, both in the United States and worldwide. Comparisons of the health burdens of outbreaks might lead to the identification of specific at-risk populations, for whom public health resources should be marshaled appropriately and equitably. We examined the disease burden of the 2009-10 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic relating to illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and mortality, compared to influenza seasons 2010 to 2019, in th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510217

Emerging Strain (H5N8) of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus: An Impending Pandemic Threat

Yusuf Amuda Tajudeen, Nimat Toyosi Ajide-Bamigboye and Iyiola Olatunji Oladunjoye

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: July 19, 2021

The rapid evolution and spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI A(H5N1) viruses is a global threat not only to poultry farming and wildlife conservation but also to the public health communities as a result of the animalhuman (zoonosis) cases of its genetic reassortant (H5N8) recently detected in seven poultry workers in Russia. However, considering the increased fatalities in poultry and wild birds, and the potential of zoonosis in escalating to a deadly pandemic, there is a need f...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510216

COVID-19: Experience of the Epidemic Treatment Center in Ziguinchor, Southern Region of Senegal

Kalilou Diallo, Mame Aissé Thioubou, Bruce Shinga Wembulua, Yaya Kane, Mame Ngoné Coly, Abdou Badiane, Simon Joel Manga, Denis Barboza, Habib Sarr, Mamadou Cherif Aidara, Ansoumana Diatta and Noel Magloire Manga

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 15, 2021

The 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) started in December 2019 in China and has become few months later, a public health emergency of international concern, then became a pandemic. In Senegal, the first cases were declared in March 2020. The purpose of this study was to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the disease in Ziguinchor, southern region of Senegal and to identify the factors associated with the death of the cases. Descriptive and analytical cross-sectional s...

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