Journal of

Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510255

Epidemiologic Characteristics of COVID-19 Exposure in Neonates Admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Helen Kest, MD, MPH, CPH, Linda Skroce, MD, Subhashree Datta-Bhutada, MD, Jaimee Bogusz, DO, Estephanie Rivero, MD and David Goldberg, MD

Article Type: Retrospective Study | First Published: March 31, 2022

Descriptive study focused on SARS-COV-2 exposed neonates admitted to a tertiary center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Longitudinal cohort retrospective study of neonates admitted to a tertiary center NICU during March to August 2020. Key indices (risk factors) are described for exposed neonates in order to draw conclusions for preventive strategies. There were 459 deliveries during the study period. 177(12%) mothers tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 with 184 SARS-COV-2 exposed (exposed) neona...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510254

Socio-Economic Factors and ITN Policies in Senegal, a Country Close to Malaria Elimination

Elvire Mfueni Bikundi, Annie Robert, Catherine Bouland, Edouard Akotionga, Ndèye Mareme Sougou and Yves Coppieters

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 31, 2022

Malaria is a global public health problem with many cases each year in the world (241 million cases with 247,000 deaths (67% were under five children) in 2020. Most malaria cases occur in Sub-Saharan African countries (93%). The objective of our study was to observe how is implemented ITN policies against malaria with a view on socio-economic factors, in Senegal, which is country close to malaria elimination. Data used for analysis is from Demographics and Health Surveys 2019 for Senegal. Linear...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510253

Achieving Zero Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgical Site Infections for Over Four Years: Our Experience Utilizing Bundle Elements, Education, and Audits

Mohamed Adawee, MSN-IPC, CIC, CPHQ, Ara Pridjian, MD, Linnea Eifert, CST, Chaney Manarin, MPH and Viviana Snyder, BSN, RN, CIC

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 14, 2022

SSI prevention bundle elements are pre-operative, peri-operative, and post-operative steps that are required to achieve best results. We follow the CDC’s SSI prevention bundle checklist recommendations. Pre-operative bundle elements include Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) screening and nasal decolonization. Antiseptic prophylaxis via CHG soap or wipes are used for bathing the night before or morning of the procedure, antimicrobial prophylaxis is administered one to two hours ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510252

Determinants of Death among COVID-19 Patients Admitted in Amhara Region COVID-19 Treatment Centers, Ethiopia, 2021, Unmatched Case Control Study

Zelalem Animut, Melkamu Bedimo, Abebayehu Bitew, Sefineh Fenta, Anteneh Mengist and Tewodros Nigussie

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 14, 2022

The rapid emergence of the novel corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in millions of infected patients and deaths in worldwide. Studies conducted till today show that the outcome of COVID-19 varies based on individual characteristics. The purpose of this investigation was to identify the determinants of COVID-19 deaths in Amhara Region. The study aimed to identify the determinants of death among COVID-19 patients admitted in Amhara region COVID-19 treatment centers, Ethiopia, 2021. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510251

The Pattern of COVID-19 among Hospitalized Athletics Patient: A Comparative Study from Basrah City, Southern Iraq

Ali Raheem Hashim, Haithem Jawad Kadhum and Hassan Ala Farid

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 09, 2022

Acute infection with the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 illness results in a wide range of clinical manifestations in the general adult population. The clinical course and effects in non-athletic people have already been studied, but insufficient data is available on athletics. This study is designed to evaluate the pattern, clinical course, the outcome of COVID-19 among athletics in Basrah city in the south of Iraq. A comparative study design was used to compare 18 athletics with sexed an...

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