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Typhoid outbreak investigation in Dzivaresekwa Suburb of Harare City, Zimbabwe, 2011

Introduction: Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by a gram negative bacterium, Salmonella Typhi. Harare City reported 1078 cases of suspected typhoid fever cases from October 2011 to January 2010. We initiated an investigation to identify possible source of transmission so as to institute control measures.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Monica Muti, N. Gombe, S. Mungofa, M. Tshimanga

 

Presenter (s): 
Monica Muti
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Conference: 
EIS International Night 2012

Risk Factors for Severe Pneumonia among Children Aged 2-59 Months in Western Kenya 2011

Background: Globally, pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children <5 years. In Kenya, it is the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality, accounting for >30,000 deaths among children < 5 years annually. We conducted this study to identify risk factors for severe pneumonia in children under the age of five years.

Year: 
2011
Author (s): 
Dickens O Onyango 1, A. Abade1, S. Amwayi1, J. Omolo1 Institutional affiliations: 1. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Management Training Program Kenya, Ministry of Public Health & Sanitation, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Presenter (s): 
Dickens O Onyango
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EIS International Night 2012

Risk factors for tuberculosis treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients - four health regions of Burkina Faso, 2009

Background: In Burkina Faso, the tuberculosis (TB) treatment failure rate increased from 2.5% in 2000 to 8.3% in 2006. The risk factors for TB treatment failure in the country are not well known. The study aims to determine the risk factors for treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in four health region of Burkina Faso and to recommend appropriate interventions.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Bernard Sawadogo1,3, K. Tint1,3, M. Tshimanga1, L. Kuonza1, L. Ouedraogo2 1-South Africa FELTP 2-University of Ouagadougou 3-School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria

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Sawadogo
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Risk Factors for Severe Cases of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease in Hunan Province, China, 2010

Background: From January to April, 2010, 65 severe cases and 16 deaths from hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) were reported from Hunan province, numbering higher than any other province in China. We conducted an investigation to study the risk factors for severe cases of EV71 HFMD.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Xiaofeng Liu, Lijie Zhang, Baoping Zhu,Huilai Ma,Lidong Gao,Shixiong Hu,Zhang Chen,Ge Zeng,Hao Yang

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Liu

Factors associated with changes in vaginal cytology in a health center – Costa Rica, 2009

Background: Cervical cancer is among the leading causes of cancer in women globally; in Costa Rica it is among the top three causes. . The objective of our study was to identify factors associated with abnormal changes in vaginal cytology.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Leandra Abarca1, M. Salas2, J.Freer1, P.Cordero1

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Abarca
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Risk factors for nosocomial urinary tract infections (UTI) in hospitalized patients, National Psychiatric Hospital, Costa Rica.

Background: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common nosocomial infections in our hospital. The aim of this study is to identify the main risk factors for UTI in hospitalized patients during the first quarter of 2010.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Cordero Paula, Abarca Leandra, Freer Julia

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PAULA

Factors Associated with Severe Occupational Injuries at ZIMASCO Mine in Shurugwi, Zimbabwe, 2010

Introduction: Injury rate among mining workers in Zimbabwe was 131/1000 workers/year in 1998 but rose to 789/1000 workers in 2008. Proportion of severe occupational injuries at ZIMASCO mine increased from 18% in 2008 to 37% in 2009, higher than maximum reported by the International Labour Organization of 30% and 21.9%. We investigated factors associated with severe occupational injuries among mine workers at ZIMASCO mine

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

C Chimamise, A Chimusoro, N. T. Gombe

Presenter (s): 
Ms. Chipo Chimamise
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