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Epidemiological and Microbiological investigation of cholera outbreak in a marsh slum area of Lagos, South Western Nigeria, 2011.

Background: Cholera epidemics are common in Nigeria and cause high morbidity and mortality. In March, 2011, we investigated an outbreak of suspected cholera in Ajegunle – a marsh slum in Lagos State, Nigeria, to confirm the outbreak and institute control measures.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
A. Aman-Oloniyo, O. Fawole, P.Nguku, S. Idris, O. Biya , J. Idris, F. Olugbile, F. Taiwo, O. Bakare, A. Odor, G. Balogun, A. Oduneye, D. Modupe, A. Mbata

 

Presenter (s): 
Olawunmi Adeoye
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Conference: 
EIS International Night 2012

Factor associated with Influenza A Outbreak at Driefontein Mission, Midlands Zimbabwe, 2009

Background: Influenza A outbreak was detected at Driefontein mission on 6 October 2009 and it affected 412 people. This study was done to investigate risk factors associated with contracting influenza A at Driefontein mission.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Chipo Chimamise, A. Chimusoro, N. Gombe

Presenter (s): 
Chimamise

An effect of H1N1 pandemic monovalent vaccines on the influenza outbreak in a prison - Thailand, 2010

Background: On August 29th, 2010, an outbreak of pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in a prison was detected. About one half of female prisoners and one third of male prisoners received influenza A (H1N1) 2009 monovalent vaccine a few weeks before the outbreak started. An investigation was conducted to evaluate an effectiveness of the monovalent vaccine.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Hirunwut Praekunatham, Karnjanapiboonwong A., Wanna W., Panitchakit J., Rungsawasd N., Iamsirithaworn S.

Presenter (s): 
Praekunatham
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Surveillance for Yellow Fever following an Outbreak in Northern Uganda, November 2010

Background: Two deaths from an unknown hemorrhagic disease were reported in Northern Uganda on 22nd October 2010. A multi-disciplinary team led by Ministry of Health set out to investigate the outbreak.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Anwar Kakeeto, B. Lubwama, L. Basajjasubi, M. Musenero, J. Wamala, I. Makumbi

Presenter (s): 
Kakeeto

Pandemic Influenza type A HINI outbreak investigation in Bushenyi district - Uganda, September 2009.

Background: On 11th June 2009, WHO declared a pandemic threat of Influenza A HINI, when 254,206 confirmed cases were reported globally, CFR= 1.1%. In July 2009, the first case was confirmed in Uganda. Up to 33 cases were confirmed countrywide by September 2009, when a suspected outbreak was reported in Kitabi Seminary, Western Uganda. An epidemiological investigation was done.

Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

Marc S. Opollo, M. Adrawa, S. Aketch, M. Okol, M. Lubega, C. Nalwadda, R. Tweheyo, M. Musenero, D. Mukanga, C. Okot, J. Wamala, L. Luswa, J. Lutwama, B. Bakamutumaho, I. Makumbi, D. Lwamafa.

Presenter (s): 
Opollo

Recurrent Plague Outbreaks in Arua and Nebbi Districts - Uganda, January 2009

Background: Plague, a notifiable disease with a bioterrorism potential is caused by Yersinia pestis, pathogen. A multi-sectoral team investigated an outbreak in 14th November 2008 and January 2009 in Arua and Nebbi districts in West Nile, Uganda. The objective were: to confirm, describe and assess control measures in the outbreak; assess and document community and ecological risk factors and conduct rapid surveillance in potential reservoirs and vectors.

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Monday Busuulwa, M. Musenero Monica1, S. Gitta, D. Mukanga, M. Busuulwa, M. Muggaga

Presenter (s): 
Busuulwa

An outbreak Investigation of " Red Eye Disease" Caused by Coxsackievirus A24v in Kampala City, Uganda 2010.

Background: On 10th May 2010, the Ministry of Health (MOH) received a report of an acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis commonly known as “Red Eye Disease” from a congested slum of Kisenyi, in Kampala City. The cause and the epidemiology of this disease were not known. An investigation was instituted with an objective of confirming the causative agent, investigate the risk factors and institute adequate and timely response.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

NYAKARAHUKA Luke, J. Wamala, M. Mugagga, L. Luswa, I. Makumbi, B. Bakamuntumaho, R. Downing

Presenter (s): 
Nyakarahuka

Outbreak of Dengue type 3 virus infections in Tanzania, 2010

Background: On 15th April 2010, the Tanzania Ministry of Health received reports from EurotravNet of dengue cases diagnosed among travelers returning to Europe following visits to Tanzania. Tanzania had not previously reported a laboratory confirmed dengue fever case. We initiated an investigation to characterize the outbreak and to guide control and preventive measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Simba A, Mghamba J, Mohamed M, Oleribe O, Mosha F, Mmbuji P

Presenter (s): 
Buhalata

Measles Outbreak in Kigali Prison Controlled-Rwanda, 2010

Background: Measles is a highly infectious disease. In prison settings it can spread rapidly. In September 2010, health-workers in Kigali Prison’s Clinic in Rwanda reported a suspected outbreak of measles among prisoners. We investigated to confirm the diagnosis, establish the occurrence of an outbreak, identify the strain of measles virus involved and recommend control measures.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

: Karema Corine, , T. Nyatanyi, M. Muhimpundu, J. Nyamusore, M. Gatera, F. Ngabo, S. Antara

Presenter (s): 
Karema

A Malaria Outbreak in a Malaria-Free Zone, Philippines-2010

Background: On March 9, 2010, increasing number of malaria cases from an Eastern Philippines municipality was reported to the National Epidemiology Center. An investigation was conducted to verify the existence of an outbreak, identify risk factors and recommend control and preventive measures. The locale is adjacent to areas hyperendemic for malaria.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Edzel L. Muhi, J. Pabellon, M. Mapue II, J. Lopez, E. Tayag

Presenter (s): 
Muhi
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