A Model for Coronavirus Pandemic
Pirooz Mohazzabi, Gabrielle Richardson and Gwendolyn Richardson
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 20, 2021
A simple model is developed for spread of a pandemic disease. The model is based on simple, uninhibited population growth except that the rate of infection is assumed to be proportional to the existing infected population. The model is in agreement with the CDC data on COVID-19 for the United States in 2020. Ever since humans have walked on the face of Earth, they have been afflicted by various diseases, some of which have wiped out large fractions of their population. Infectious diseases such a...
A Stochastic Model with Jumps for the COVID-19 Epidemic in the Greater Abidjan Region during Public Health Measures
Mohamed Coulibaly and Modeste N’zi
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 20, 2021
Our goal in this paper is to adapt to the context of the Greater Abidjan Region (Côte d'Ivoire) an existing model reflecting the evolution of the COVID-19 epidemic in Wuhan (China). This model is a deterministic compartmental model which is translated by a system of ordinary differential equations. We are reinvesting this model to obtain the parameters of the epidemic in the great Abidjan. We study some mathematical aspects of this deterministic model. Using data from the evolution of the COVID...
Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Dengue Fever in Elderly Patients Admitted in a Tertiary Hospital from 2013 to 2018
Mary Rose Villalon, MD, FPCP, Miguel Ramos, Jr. MD PhD, FPCP, FPCGM and James Dionisio Tiu, MD, FPCP, FPSMID
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 31, 2021
Philippines is among the top southeast Asian country that is endemic to Dengue Fever based on DOH reported cases - from a reported 152,224 in 2017 to an increase in 216,190 in 2018. Most studies in the country are derived from the pediatric and/or young adult population hence, there is a dearth of data describing our elderly patient with dengue. This is a retrospective observational study of elderly individuals diagnosed with Dengue Fever admitted at St. Luke’s Medical Center, E. Rodriguez, Qu...
Unholy Interlocking of Government, Corporate, and Medical Dogma Sacrifices Lives - The Semmelweis Saga Resurrected
Robert Jay Rowen, MD
Article Type: Editorial | First Published: March 27, 2021
Some two centuries ago, Ignaz Semmelweis observed that hand washing with a chlorinated lime solution (an oxidizing agent) would curb infection mortality related to the maternity ward. He was scorned and castigated by his peers for daring to suggest hand washing between dissecting cadavers and delivering babies. Medicine should have learned from this debacle. Has it? Today we face unprecedented crises in infectious diseases. Pharmaceutical antibiotic drugs that ushered in the medical era are bein...
Guinea Worm Infection of Human Cases in Gog District of Gambella, South West Ethiopia: 2020 - A Case Report and Literature Review
Abreha Addis Gesese and Endale Zenebe Behire
Article Type: Case Report and Literature Review | First Published: March 27, 2021
Dracunculiasis or Guinea worm disease (GWD) was reported consistently as low level transmission, including few infections in animals in Southwest Ethiopia. Despite the aggressive implementation of eradication efforts in Ethiopia, there exist signs of re-emergence. Therefore, this study was aimed to present six GWD of human suspected cases in Gog District of Anywak Zone, Gambella Region, Southwest Ethiopia, 2020. This study presented 6 suspected human GWD cases with emerging worms among 4 female ...