Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health
Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2021
1. How to Keep COVID-19 at Bay: A Taiwanese Perspective
Chih-Cheng Lai, Muh-Yong Yen, Ping-Ing Lee, Po-Ren Hsueh
Pages: 1 - 5
2. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the Karaoke Room: An Outbreak of COVID-19 in Guangzhou, China, 2020
Yuzhou Gu, Jianyun Lu, Wenzhe Su, Yanhui Liu, Chaojun Xie, Jun Yuan
Pages: 6 - 9
3. Exploratory Analysis of Demographic Factors and the Temporal Evolution of COVID-19 in India
Samir Vinchurkar, Nilesh Jain, Vikas Punamiya
Pages: 10 - 14
4. Pride and Prejudice during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Misfortune of Inappropriate Clinical Trial Design
Shahrukh K. Hashmi, Edward De Vol, Fazal Hussain
Pages: 15 - 19
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving global pandemic for which more than a thousand clinical trials have been registered to secure therapeutic effectiveness, expeditiously. Most of these are single-center non-randomized studies rather than multi-center, randomized controlled trials....
5. Narrative Review of Infection Control Knowledge and Attitude among Healthcare Workers
Abdurahman AlJohani, Karmegam Karuppiah, Alya Al Mutairi, Abbas Al Mutair
Pages: 20 - 25
Background: Infection is one of the major threats to Healthcare Workers (HCW) worldwide. It exposes HCW to more than 20 kinds of blood-borne pathogen infections, especially the most severe cases, namely Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The impact...
6. Is Physical Activity Associated with Mental Health among Chinese Adolescents during Isolation in COVID-19 Pandemic?
Sifan Kang, Yuliang Sun, Xinxin Zhang, Fangjun Sun, Bingqi Wang, Wenfei Zhu
Pages: 26 - 33
Background: Restricted outdoor activities and online learning during COVID-19 pandemic may pose threats on the physical and mental health of Chinese adolescents in middle schools. The study was to explore the relationship of Physical Activity (PA) and Sedentary Time (SED) with mood states among Chinese...
7. Knowledge, Perception, Attitudes and Behavior on Influenza Immunization and the Determinants of Vaccination
Khalil Choucair, Jack El Sawda, Sarah Assaad, Nadim G. El Chakhtoura, Habiba Hassouna, Nisreen Sidani, Mohamad Yasmin, Ali Rteil, Souha S. Kanj, Zeina A. Kanafani
Pages: 34 - 41
Background: We sought to determine the knowledge of, perception, attitudes, and behaviors toward influenza virus and immunization, and the determinants of vaccination among students, patients, and Healthcare Workers (HCWs) at the American University of Beirut and its affiliated Medical Center. Methods:...
8. Ecological Study on Differences in COVID-19 Fatality among Wuhan, Rest of Hubei, and Rest of China
Youfu Ke, Jianli Cui, Yunkeung Wong
Pages: 42 - 45
Background: China’s vigorous anti-COVID-19 campaign has been going on for three months since January 20, which has contained the spread of the virus across China. Objectives: Epidemiological investigations found that COVID-19 fatality rates in Wuhan, rest parts of Hubei province except Wuhan (Rest of...
9. First 70 Days Critical Data Trend for COVID-19 in Four Regions of Northern Italy: A Pilot Study
Giovanni Ortosecco, Orazio Vaia
Pages: 46 - 54
The new coronavirus syndrome (COVID-19) is a multi-organ pathological manifestation that, in severe forms, causes greater damage to the respiratory system, especially in the lung district with severe respiratory failure. In many cases, especially in elderly patients with high comorbidity degree, the...
10. Epidemic Landscape and Forecasting of SARS-CoV-2 in India
Aravind Lathika Rajendrakumar, Anand Thakarakkattil Narayanan Nair, Charvi Nangia, Prabal Kumar Chourasia, Mehul Kumar Chourasia, Mohammed Ghouse Syed, Anu Sasidharan Nair, Arun B. Nair, Muhammed Shaffi Fazaludeen Koya
Pages: 55 - 59
Background: India was one of the countries to institute strict measures for Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) control in the early phase. Since, then, the epidemic growth trajectory was slow before registering an explosion of cases due to local cluster transmissions. Methods:...
11. Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Health Care Workers about Corona Virus Disease 2019 in Saudi Arabia
Unaib Rabbani, Abdullah Mohammed Al Saigul
Pages: 60 - 68
Background and Objectives: Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global health emergency. Health Care Workers (HCWs) with sound knowledge and practices can help curb the pandemic. This study aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of HCWs about COVID-19 and compare physicians...
12. Morbidity and Mortality Patterns in Children Admitted to Hospital in Thai Binh, Vietnam: A Five-year Descriptive Study with a Focus on Infectious Diseases
Thi Dung Pham, Van Thuan Hoang, Thi Loi Dao, Xuan Duong Tran, Duc Long Phi, Minh Manh To, Van Nghiem Dang, Van Khoi Dang, Thanh Tung Dao, Nam Thang Nguyen, Thi Thuy Vu, Duc Thanh Nguyen, Duy Cuong Nguyen, Nang Trong Hoang, Thanh Liem Vu, Thi Minh Chinh Nguyen, Philippe Minodier, Philippe Gautret
Pages: 69 - 75
The objective of this study was to describe the overall pattern of morbidity and mortality of children seen at the Thai Binh Paediatric Hospital in Vietnam, with a focus on infectious diseases. A retrospective review of hospitalisation records was conducted from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019. Data...
13. Estimated Number of People who Inject Drugs in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Findings from a Two-survey Capture–Recapture Population Size Estimation Exercise
Nghia Van Khuu, Phuc Duy Nguyen, Giang Tong Le, Hoa Thi Yen Luong, Van Thi Thu Tieu, Hau Phuc Tran, Thuong Vu Nguyen, Meade Morgan, Abu S. Abdul-Quader
Pages: 76 - 82
Background: HIV/AIDS program managers in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam have always relied on the police reports and the UNAIDS Estimation and Projection Package for population size estimation of People Who Inject Drugs (PWID). Methods: We used Respondent-driven Sampling (RDS) to implement a two-source...
14. Estimating Catastrophic Costs due to Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Bangladesh
Anita Sharif Chowdhury, Md Shakil Ahmed, Sayem Ahmed, Fouzia Khanam, Fariha Farjana, Saifur Reza, Shayla Islam, Akramul Islam, Jahangir A.M. Khan, Mahfuzar Rahman
Pages: 83 - 91
To eliminate TB from the country by the year 2030, the Bangladesh National Tuberculosis (TB) Program is providing free treatment to the TB patients since 1993. However, the patients are still to make Out-of-their Pocket (OOP) payment, particularly before their enrollment Directly Observed Treatment Short-course...
15. Geographic, Subject, and Authorship Trends among LMIC-based Scientific Publications in High-impact Global Health and General Medicine Journals: A 30-Month Bibliometric Analysis
Marium Ghani, Rowan Hurrell, Avelino C. Verceles, Michael T. McCurdy, Alfred Papali
Pages: 92 - 97
The globalization of medical research and global health’s increasing popularity worldwide have resulted in greater geographic, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity of studies published in the scientific literature. Yet the geographic distribution, authorship representation, and subject trends among Low-/Low-Middle-Income...
16. Clinical Characteristics and Predictors of 28-Day Mortality in 352 Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19: A Retrospective Study
Abdulrahman Alharthy, Waleed Aletreby, Fahad Faqihi, Abdullah Balhamar, Feisal Alaklobi, Khaled Alanezi, Parameaswari Jaganathan, Hani Tamim, Saleh A Alqahtani, Dimitrios Karakitsos, Ziad A Memish
Pages: 98 - 104
Background: Since the first COVID-19 patient in Saudi Arabia (March, 2020) more than 338,539 cases and approximately 4996 dead were reported. We present the main characteristics and outcomes of critically ill COVID-19 patients that were admitted in the largest Ministry of Health Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...
17. Coexisting Conditions among Children and Adolescents with Cancer in a Section of the South African Private Health Sector: Perspectives from Drug Utilization Data
Marianne N. Otoo, Martie S. Lubbe, Hanlie Steyn, Johanita R. Burger
Pages: 105 - 116
Coexisting conditions are relatively common in children with cancer, however, there is a paucity of information on the prevalence of coexisting conditions in children with cancer in South Africa. This cross-sectional study aimed at investigating the common coexisting conditions occurring in children...
18. COVID-19-related Traumatic Effects and Psychological Reactions among International Students
Bijia Song, Yilin Zhao, Junchao Zhu
Pages: 117 - 123
Objective: The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a public health emergency of international concern and poses a challenge to people’s psychological resilience. Students are reported to have greater psychological impacts from COVID-19. This study aimed to survey international students to...
19. Screening Strategy of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Sheltered Homeless People in Marseille, 2019
Tran Duc Anh Ly, Floriane Holi-Jamovski, Van Thuan Hoang, Ndiaw Goumballa, Meriem Louni, Thi Loi Dao, Michel Drancourt, Philippe Gautret
Pages: 124 - 131
We aimed to assess the reliability of a screening questionnaire for Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis (APTB) in a population of sheltered homeless persons (HP). Participants from two homeless shelters completed a questionnaire specially designed to identify patients at high-risk of APTB (available at www.tb-screen.ch),...
20. Primary Bone Tumors in North of Jordan
Khaldoon M. Bashaireh, Mohammed Alorjani, Rami A. Jahmani, Abedallah Al Khateeb, Faisal Nimri, Mohammad A. Al-Ebbini, Abdel Rhaman M. Ababneh
Pages: 132 - 136
Objective: Primary tumors of bone are relatively uncommon. Little information is available about the etiology, pathophysiology, risk factors and epidemiologic features of bone tumors. In this article, we present the epidemiological data about the primary (benign and malignant) bone tumors in Jordan. Methods:...