International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023

  • Prevalence and Mortality Associated with Tuberculosis Among HIV-Infected Patients in High-Volume HIV Care Sites in Conakry

    Niouma Nestor Leno, Foromo Guilavogui, Mohamed Diallo, Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Youssouf Koita, Laye Kaba, Souleymane Chaloub, Andre Kamano, Alexandre Delamou, Alioune Camara

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: Dec. 20, 2022
    Accepted: Jan. 06, 2023
    Published: Jan. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of tuberculosis and to identify factors associated with its occurrence among HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy. It also estimated the survival rate among HIV patients co-infected with TB and among HIV patients not co-infected with TB. Methods: In this study, two ... Show More
  • A Comparison of Histological Staining Methods for Pathogenic Fungi in Humans

    JoAnna Rudasill, Sheila Criswell

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 10-22
    Received: Dec. 30, 2022
    Accepted: Feb. 01, 2023
    Published: Feb. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Using special stains to detect fungus is an essential diagnostic tool in histology. Because microbiology cultures can take over a month for a definitive diagnosis, rapid detection and treatment of fungal infections are necessary for patient care, particularly in immunocompromised patients when infections may lead to life-threatening com... Show More
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hepatitis C Viral Infection Among Pregnant Women at a Tertiary Institution in Lagos, Nigeria

    Ngozi Nwabuogo Anayochukwu-Ugwu, Innocent Anayochukwu Ugwu, Joseph Tochukwu Enebe

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 23-30
    Received: Jan. 26, 2023
    Accepted: Feb. 17, 2023
    Published: Feb. 28, 2023
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    Abstract: Hepatitis C viral infection is a blood borne disease caused by Hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is significantly associated with morbidities and mortalities in men and women. Infection mostly occurs via contact with blood from transfusion of unscreened blood as well as blood products, illicit parenteral drug use (sharing of injection needles), unsafe he... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Measures in Mwandi District of Zambia – A Three-Year Retrospective Study

    Tinkler Saul Simbeye, Pamela Mwansa, Queen Mulenga, Evason Mandona, Esther Masebe, Arthur Chisanga, Remmy Mulenga, Inonge Milupi Muyunda, Mary Mtonga Chimwala, Kennedy Mwila, Dorothy Banda

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 31-38
    Received: Jan. 27, 2023
    Accepted: Feb. 24, 2023
    Published: Mar. 03, 2023
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    Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which affects the upper and the lower respiratory tract system and spreads via droplet and person-to-person close contact. This study sought to determine the level of knowledge, attitude and practice of people towards ... Show More
  • Community Scabies Outbreak Investigation and Risk Factors in Katondo Health Post, Kasenengwa District of Eastern Province: Unmatched Case Control Study

    Mike Wachata Siamondole

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 39-45
    Received: Jan. 06, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 27, 2023
    Published: Mar. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Scabies is a parasitic infestation caused by Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis which is a microscopic mite that burrows into the skin and lays eggs. Prevalence of the condition range from 0.2% to 71% globally. This study was therefore conducted to investigate the suspected community scabies outbreak in Katondo Health Post of Kasenengwa District and bri... Show More
  • The Incidence of COVID-19 Among Primary Middle School Students and Co-residents in Nan'an District, Chongqing, China: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Hui Xiang, Yan Wang, Linlin Yang, Wenwen Deng, Jing Qin, Lu Yu, Li Qi, Xiaoqing Tang

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, March 2023
    Pages: 46-49
    Received: Mar. 01, 2023
    Accepted: Mar. 21, 2023
    Published: Mar. 24, 2023
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    Abstract: Objective: To understand the infection situation of COVID-19 among primary and middle school students and co-residents in Nan'an District of Chongqing during the new stage of "a Class B infectious disease under Category B management", and to provide scientific basis for the subsequent timely analysis of the epidemic situation and prediction of the ... Show More