Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2021

1. COVID-19 Outbreak: The North versus South Epidemiologic Italian Paradigm

Alessandro Ottaiano, Mariachiara Santorsola, Mario Tamburini, Federica Corrado, Marianna Scrima, Marco Bocchetti, Gerardo Botti, Guglielmo Nasti, Michele Caraglia
Pages: 253 - 256
Letter to Editor

3. Serial Monitoring of Case Fatality Rate to Evaluate Comprehensive Strategies against COVID-19

Soichiro Saeki, Daisaku Nakatani, Chisa Tabata, Keita Yamasaki, Ken Nakata
Pages: 260 - 261

4. Lessons Learnt and Pathways forward for National Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Matthew Kelly, Gloria Mathenge, Chalapati Rao
Pages: 262 - 265
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on government services in many areas, including Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). However, the pandemic has also highlighted the importance of recording of mortality and causes of death, with some potentially positive impacts for longer...

5. The Hard Lessons Learned by the COVID-19 Epidemic in Italy: Rethinking the Role of the National Health Care Service?

Philippe Primo Caimmi, Andrea Capponi, Fabrizio Leigheb, Franca Dall’ Occo, Roberto Sacco, Mario Minola, Emmanouil Ioannis Kapetanakis
Pages: 266 - 270
The dramatic events precipitated by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus pandemic have highlighted the limitations and contradictions of our country’s current health care delivery model plagued by the closure of healthcare delivery structures, staff reductions, privatizations...
Review Article

6. Epidemiological Investigations of Infectious Diseases among Mobile Populations at the University Hospital Institute Mediterranean Infection in Marseille, France

Thi Loi Dao, Van Thuan Hoang, Tran Duc Anh Ly, Ndiaw Goumballa, Philippe Gautret
Pages: 271 - 282
We review the most recent work conducted by our group on the circulation of infectious agents in mobile populations, including pilgrims participating in the Hajj (Mecca, Saudi Arabia) and the Grand Magal of Touba (Senegal) pilgrimages, homeless people, and medical students participating in an elective...
Research Article

7. Serosurvey for Health-Care Workers Provides Supportive Evidence for the Effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis against SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Reetika Malik Yadav, Archana Pate, Aruna Shankarkumar, Shreyasi Athalye, Shweta Shinde, Umair Ahmed Bargir, Mangesh Pate, Makarand Ganpule, Meena Pruthi, Hemant Patil, Manisha Rajan Madkaikar
Pages: 283 - 288
Background: The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic has resulted in occupational exposure among Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and a high risk of nosocomial transmission. Asymptomatic infection and transmission of infection before the development of symptoms are well-recognized...
Research Article

8. Factors Associated with the Incidence and Mortality of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) after 126-million Cases: A Meta-analysis

Jeerath Phannajit, Kullaya Takkavatakarn, Pisut Katavetin, Thanin Asawavichienjinda, Kriang Tungsanga, Kearkiat Praditpornsilpa, Somchai Eiam-Ong, Paweena Susantitaphong
Pages: 289 - 295
Objectives: This meta-analysis was conducted to investigate the current global incidence and mortality of COVID-19 and also explored the associated factors including geographic variations, transmission scenarios, country economic status, and healthcare performance. Methods: The search was conducted...
Research Article

9. Global Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS: A Resurgence in North America and Europe

Romona D. Govender, Muhammad Jawad Hashim, Moien AB Khan, Halla Mustafa, Gulfaraz Khan
Pages: 296 - 301
We aimed to assess global trends in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and evaluate progress toward eradication since the inception of the pandemic. Data were extracted from the Global Burden of Disease 2019 update and the UNAIDS Data 2019. The datasets included...
Research Article

10. Epidemiology and Microbiological Profile of Common Healthcare Associated Infections among Patients in the Intensive Care Unit of a General Hospital in Kuwait: A Retrospective Observational Study

Wadha Alfouzan, Rita Dhar, Naglaa M. Abdo, Walid Q. Alali, Ali A. Rabaan
Pages: 302 - 309
Background: Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are prone to develop nosocomial infections due to Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) organisms. Inappropriate and overuse of antibiotics play an important role in the emergence of MDR organisms, which cause life-threatening infections resulting in...
Research Article

11. Epidemiological Profile of Meningitis following Pentavalent Vaccination in Iran: Impact of Vaccine Introduction

Saber Heidari, Manoochehr Karami, Seyed Mohsen Zahraei, Iraj Sedighi, Fatemeh Azimian Zavareh
Pages: 310 - 315
Ensuring the effectiveness of the Haemophilus influenza type b (DTwP-Hib-HepB) vaccine in reducing meningitis is an essential approach in evaluating the effectiveness of the vaccine. The study aimed to address the epidemiology of meningitis following pentavalent vaccination in Iran. Data on meningitis...
Research Article

12. Clinical Features and Outcome of Low and High Corticosteroids in Admitted COVID-19 Patients

Salma AlBahrani, Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Arulanantham Zachariah Jebakumar, Mohammed Alghamdi, Nawaf Zakary, Mariam Seria, Abdulrahman Alrowis
Pages: 316 - 319
Introduction: There is no specific anti-viral therapies for 2019 Coronavirus Diseases (COVID-19) infection. Here, we compared patients receiving steroids at different dosages versus no steroids in severe and critical COVID-19 patients. Methods: We retrospectively studied COVID-19 patients who received...