Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2016
Review Article

2. The psychology of health and well-being in mass gatherings: A review and a research agenda

Nick Hopkins, Stephen Reicher
Pages: 49 - 57
Mass gatherings bring large numbers of people into physical proximity. Typically, this physical proximity has been assumed to contribute to ill health (e.g., through being stressful, facilitating infection transmission, etc.). In this paper, we add a new dimension to the emerging field of mass gatherings...
Research Article

3. Declining trends in injuries and ambulance calls for road traffic crashes in Bahrain post new traffic laws of 2015

Muyssar Sabri Awadhalla, Govindaraj Vaithinathan Asokan, Amina Matooq, Richard Kirubakaran
Pages: 59 - 65
Road traffic crashes (RTC) are of serious global health concern. To identify whether the number of ambulance calls, injuries, and deaths has declined after the implementation of the new traffic law (NTL) 2015 in Bahrain, de-identified administrative RTC data obtained from the tertiary care center, and...
Research Article

4. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding travel health among Muscat International Airport travelers in Oman: Identifying the gaps and addressing the challenges

Seif S. Al-Abri, Doaa M. Abdel-Hady, Idris S. Al-Abaidani
Pages: 67 - 75
Although the majority of travel-associated communicable diseases can be prevented, the public health burden of these diseases remains significant. Relatively little is known about how travelers know and perceive the health risks associated with travel and how they utilize preventive measures before and...
Research Article

5. Healthcare-seeking behaviors for acute respiratory illness in two communities of Java, Indonesia: a cross-sectional survey

Catharina Y. Praptiningsih, Kathryn E. Lafond, Yunita Wahyuningrum, Aaron D. Storms, Amalya Mangiri, Angela D. Iuliano, Gina Samaan, Christiana R. Titaley, Fitra Yelda, Jennifer Kreslake, Douglas Storey, Timothy M. Uyeki
Pages: 77 - 86
Understanding healthcare-seeking patterns for respiratory illness can help improve estimations of disease burden and inform public health interventions to control acute respiratory disease in Indonesia. The objectives of this study were to describe healthcare-seeking behaviors for respiratory illnesses...
Research Article

6. A retrospective analysis of meningioma in Central Texas

Ekokobe Fonkem, Jad A. Dandashi, Edana Stroberg, David Garrett, Frank S. Harris, Ibrahim M. El Nihum, James Cooper, Samantha Dayawansa, Jason H. Huang
Pages: 87 - 93
Documented meningioma cases in Central Texas (USA) from 1976 to 2013 were studied utilizing the Scott & White Brain Tumor Registry. All the cases examined were histologically diagnosed as meningiomas. Of the 372 cases, most were benign tumors (p < 0.05). A majority of the patients were females...
Research Article

7. Epidemiology of invasive pneumococcal disease in Saudi Arabian children younger than 5 years of age

Yagob Almazrou, Atef M. Shibl, Riyadh Alkhlaif, Jean-Yves Pirçon, Sameh Anis, Walid Kandeil, William P. Hausdorff
Pages: 95 - 104
This study evaluated the incidence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in Saudi Arabian children. This multicenter, prospective, clinical surveillance study included children under 5 years of age, residents of one of the seven study health areas,...
Research Article

8. A longitudinal cohort study of the relationship between Thimerosal-containing hepatitis B vaccination and specific delays in development in the United States: Assessment of attributable risk and lifetime care costs

David A. Geier, Janet K. Kern, Brian S. Hooker, Paul G. King, Lisa K. Sykes, Mark R. Geier
Pages: 105 - 118
Epidemiological evidence suggests a link between mercury (Hg) exposure from Thimerosal-containing vaccines and specific delays in development. A hypothesis-testing longitudinal cohort study (n = 49,835) using medical records in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) was undertaken to evaluate the relationship...
Short Communication

9. Addressing non-communicable diseases in disaster risk reduction – an issue of equity

Sam Gnanapragasam, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Elaine Rashbrook, Virginia Murray
Pages: 119 - 121
The issues raised by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) during and after disasters are a challenge to equity within local communities, as well as between countries. Individuals with NCDs are particularly vulnerable in disasters and their aftermath given health systems are disrupted. Although welcome progress...