Journal of

Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510280

Antibiotic Susceptibility Patterns and Biofilm Production by Uropathogenic Escherichia coli from Reproductive Age Women in a Region of NSW

Timothy Kudinha and Fanrong Kong

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: October 19, 2022

Urinary tract infections (UTIs), mostly caused by uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC), are important human infections. Understanding UTI pathogenesis is important for combating the rise in treatment failure and recurrent infections. We studied the distribution of biofilm production by host and non-host factors, among UPEC antibiotic resistant and sensitive cystitis isolates, from reproductive age women....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510279

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Vaccine: Challenges and Prospects in Nigeria: A Review

IA Simon-Oke, R Nasiru and OJ Afolabi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: September 30, 2022

The emergence of the novel Corona virus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan city, China, in December, 2019 ushered in changes in the state of events globally. The pandemic has shaken the global health system and economy to their bases. The epidemic of Covid-19 is still ongoing and showing no signs of decreasing trend. An intriguing fact is that in every decade of the 21st century, there is a new major corona virus epidemic; severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) IN 2002, Middle East respiratory syndro...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510278

Willingness to Accept COVID-19 Vaccine and Associated Factors among University Undergraduates in Southern Nigeria

Andrew Ifeanyichukwu OBI, MBBS, FMCPH, Evans NWANKAEGHO, MBBS, Ewere Scholastica EHINZE, MBBS, Victoria OBADIA, MBBS, Ekaete TOBIN, MBBS, FWACP, Ijeoma OKOLI, MBBS, MWACP, Izehiuwa Gertrude Enato, MBBS, FWACP, Bruce OSA, MBBS, FWACS and Regina Uwaoma OBI, MSc, PhD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 28, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly and adversely impacted various aspects of our societies from health systems, tourism, education, economic growth, social interactions and even individual life. In addition to the various non-pharmacological interventions put in place globally, a safe and efficacious vaccine was one of the most promising strategies to curtail the virus, save lives and quickly end the public health crisis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510277

Inflammatory Markers and Hematologic Indices in the Prediction of Severity of COVID-19: A Single Center Study in Southern Philippines

Meccar Moniem H Elino, MD, Michael John P Pecaoco, MD, Kathryn U Roa, MD, MPH, FPCP, FPSMID, CSPSH and Jessie F Orcasitas, MD, FPCP, FPCCP

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 14, 2022

Various diagnostic tests across COVID-19 literatures were employed as surrogate markers in COVID-19, wherein interleukin-6 (IL-6) - gauge for cytokine storm or impending severity - is not readily available. This study determined the clinical value of inflammatory markers and hematologic indices as warning indicators in the prediction of severity of COVID-19 infection. Cut-off values were also determined....

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