International Journal of

Tropical DiseasesISSN: 2643-461X

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710074

Case Report: Bee Sting-Associated Meningitis due to S. aureus

Jessica Maria Oliveira Bordinhon, Renata Pinheiro cavallaro de Oliveira, Larissa Vaneska Izidorio Vidal, Samanta Bernardes Cauti, Juliana Pasquini Ferraz Monfardini, Bruno Macedo de Sousa, Thais Marques Sanches Gentil, Marcus Vinícius Landim Stori Milani and Antonio Camargo Martins, MD, PhD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: 2023/08/11

S. aureus meningitis usually occurs in the postoperative neurosurgical. There are few cases from the community. We report the case of an 83-year-old woman undergoing alternative therapy for rheumatoid arthritis with bee stings on her knee. She was hospitalized with an allergic reaction after the fourth session. She remained in the hospital for 4 days and was discharged in good general condition. Ten days after discharge, the patient returned to the unit with complaints of headache and fever for ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710073

Educational Intervention Package to Increase Knowledge on Minimizing the Delays in Seeking Treatment of Leptospirosis in a District of Sri Lanka

Kumari AMUP, Vidanapathirana J, Amarasekara J and Karunanayake L

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/07/15

Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal zoonotic infection and often neglected due to lack of knowledge. As an occupational disease, it has become a global concern due to its disease burden in endemic countries and rural areas. The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention for knowledge on minimizing the delays in seeking treatment of leptospirosis among farmers in Monaragala District, Sri Lanka. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710072

Assessment of Prevalence of Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in a Rural Community and its Neighborhood in Enugu State, Nigeria: A Cross-Sectional Epidemiological Survey from a Health Outreach

Ogbonna N John Dike, Chinelo N Aguiyi-Ikeanyi, Abdulmuminu Isah, Adaobi U Mosanya, Nkechi J Okonkwo-Uzor, Ginikachukwu N Okeke, Ohagwu M Beatrice-zita, Onyia C Oluebube and Nchekwube Precious Ebubechukwu

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: 2023/07/10

Africa faces a double burden of communicable and chronic non-communicable diseases which have long-term public health impact. This study is to ascertain the disease prevalence, the degree, and the predisposing risk factors of communicable and non-communicable disease in Uvuru, in Uzo-Uwani Enugu State....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710071

Examining the Challenges Affecting the Application of Innovative Simulation-Based Teaching and Learning among Teaching Staff in Selected Kenya Medical Training College Campuses Offering Medical Laboratory Sciences in Kenya

Muia Prominah Kavinya, Joyce Lugulu and Priscah Mosol

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: 2023/05/28

Simulation is a teaching learning and assessment strategy used in medical education to prepare medical laboratory students for clinical practice. Simulation-based learning is aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice through the use of innovative teaching strategies and thus it is considered the best alternative teaching, learning and assessment tool in preparing medical laboratory students for practical and professional life....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710055

Malaria Parasite Infection and its Effect on Packed Cell Volume among Pregnant Women in Zaria, Nigeria

Obed Abigail, Maryam Aminu and Umar Abdullahi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 10, 2021

Malaria in pregnancy is a major public health challenge and priority, because it is a health risk for the mother and her fetus. This study was aimed at determining the prevalence of malaria parasites and its effect on packed cell volume (PCV) among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Zaria. A total of 102 pregnant women on ante-natal visit in three different hospitals were enrolled and questionnaires were administered to them to obtain data on some risks and sociodemographic factors tha...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710054

Human African Trypanosomiasis in the Northern Region of Zimbabwe: Reported Cases, Health Implications and the Way Forward

Amon Munyenyiwa, Moses Zimba, Mascelini Jenipher Mutsaka-Makuvaza, Portia Manangazira, Tamuka Nhiwatiwa, Charles Maponga and Nicholas Midzi

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 10, 2021

Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) keeps resurfacing in Zimbabwe raising the need to capacitate the health system with adequate tools to eliminate the disease as a public health threat in the country. The aim of this study is to document recorded HAT cases in Zimbabwe as well as highlighting the impact of the disease and potential control strategies. Published research articles with main focus on HAT in Africa and Zimbabwe were used. The country recorded zero cases of HAT from 1998 to 2004, con...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710053

Antioxidant Status of Children Infected with Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in Kebbi Metropolis, Northwestern Nigeria

Mode Muhammad Abduljalil, Mu’azu Gusau Abubakar and Muhammad Abdulmalik Danjuma

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: October 20, 2021

Malaria is a global life aggressive disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite to a host after infected anopheles mosquito leading to release of free radicals which have the capacity to induce oxidative stress. This study was carried out to assess the effect of malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) on some antioxidants (vitamins A, C, E and reduced glutathione) and lipid peroxidation marker (MDA) in children attending Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria. Blood samp...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710052

COVID 19 and Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa: Perspectives from Ghana

Emmanuella Nzeribe, Melody Okereke, Isaac Olushola Ogunkola, Mashkur Abdulhamid Isa, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: August 28, 2021

Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency, the attention of the global community has been shifted towards interventions and efforts to curb the pandemic at the detriment of other diseases, including Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Prior to the emergence of COVID-19 in Africa, Ghana has recorded some progress in the economy which has translated to an overall expectation of a decline in the incidence of NTDs and other poverty-related diseases in the cou...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710051

Factors Affecting the Spatial Distribution of Visceral Leishmaniasis in an Urban Area of Recent Emergence in Inner Brazil

José Cláudio Simão, Cassiano Victória and Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza

Article Type: Field Research | First Published: August 21, 2021

Study of the spatial distribution of general VL and VL-HIV coinfection in the city of Bauru - SP, Brazil between 2003 to 2016. The cases were georeferenced and attributed to the Census sectors using demographic, socioeconomic and urban infrastructure predictors. The incidence in these sectors was analyzed in univariate and multivariate one-step Poisson regression models. The cumulative incidence rates of LV and LVHIV (per 100,000 inhab.) In this period were 131.1 and 19.7, respectively. In the u...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2643-461X/1710050

In Vitro Evaluation and Molecular Docking Studies of Aryl- Substituted Imidazoles against Leishmania Amazonensis

Julio Alberto Rojas Vargas, América García López, Aliesky Ramírez Vargas, Lianet Monzote Fidalgo and Matheus Froeyen

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: July 23, 2021

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the protozoan Leishmania that is considered one of the causes of death from parasitic infection worldwide. Looking for the right chemotherapy against leishmaniasis has been difficult because of the high toxicity of the most effective drugs. This disease is considered among the 13 unattended diseases worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In the present work, the leishmanicidal activity against L. amazonensis promastigote and cytotoxicity ...

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