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Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510215

The Impact of Age, Sex, and Race on the Association of Risk Factors and Mortality in COVID-19 Patients

Sadie Solomon, BS, Sarah Hochman, MD, Rahayma Sheikh, BA, Jennifer Lighter, MD, Michael Phillips, MD and Anna Stachel, PhD, MPH

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 30, 2021

Several comorbidities and demographic factors are associated with mortality in Covid-19 patients. However, limited analysis exists of interactions between comorbidities and demographics for Covid-19 outcomes. Retrospective analysis of adult patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 from March 3rd - May 31st 2020 at NYU Langone Health. Patients selected had visited emergency departments, outpatient testing clinics, or were discharged from an inpatient location as of May 31st 2020. We assessed t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510214

Two Cases of Siblings with Variation in Response to Standard Treatment of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Kenyatta National Hospital

Allan Kayiza, Wakaba Stephanie, Anjumanara Omar and Ezekiel M Wafula

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: June 21, 2021

Visceral leishmaniasis is caused by a protozoan parasite of the genus Leishmania, transmitted by sandflies of the genus Phlebotomus. It is one of the neglected tropical infectious diseases, though it has been endemic in many countries around the world. High morbidity and mortality have been reported in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, attributed to misdiagnosis, late diagnosis, or medication lack. The cases we present, highlight the disease's characteristics and the variable individual to th...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510213

Management Outcome of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Co-Infection in Nigeria: A Case Series

Vivian Gga Kwaghe, Ayi Vandi Kwaghe, Zaiyad Garba Habib and Bissallah Ahmed Ekele

Article Type: Case Series | First Published: June 16, 2021

Studies indicate that people with underlying comorbidities and the elderly are susceptible to increased risk of developing severe disease when infected with SARSCoV- 2. This study aims to describe the clinical presentation and treatment outcome of People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLWHIV) who had Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We conducted a retrospective study of COVID-19 patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) co-infection admitted at the University of Abuja Teach...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510212

Anthropocene- An Era with Evil Six Threats Changing the Fate of Biodiversity: Emerging and Re-emerging Aboviruses Calls for Holistic Approach

Yusuf Amuda Tajudeen

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 12, 2021

The Anthropocene era is characterized by the everincreasing anthropogenic activities which serve as a driver of the evil six threats (climate change, overexploitation of earth natural resources, land-use change, invasive alien species, pollution, and nutrient loading) to biodiversity, these, in turn, contributes to the alarming emergence and re-emergence of arboviral diseases. The major concern of this on human population is the increased morbidity and mortality rate, and as evidently reported b...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510211

Risk Factors for Hospital-Acquired Urinary Tract Infections in Patients with Acute Stroke

Admir M Šabanović, MD, Jankovic M Slobodan, MD, DSc, MSc, Prim and Marina Kostić, MD, Ph.D

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: June 07, 2021

Pаtients with acute stroke, due to the specific nature of the disease and treatment, represent a population of patients with an increased risk of hospital-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI). The aim of the study was to determine risk factors for hospital-acquired UTI in patients with acute stroke. A retrospective case-control study has been conducted with 128 participants, 64 cases (patients with acute stroke and hospital-acquired UTI), and 64 controls (patients with acute stroke and withou...

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