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COVID-19 Collection

A collection of COVID-19 related articles that has been published by Tropical Medicine and Health


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  1. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all healthcare systems worldwide. Effective COVID-19 preventive measures, including wearing a mask, hand washing, avoiding the “Three Cs”, and city...

    Authors: Rapeepun Prasertbun, Hirotake Mori, Aongart Mahittikorn, Sukhontha Siri and Toshio Naito
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:27
  2. Little is known about parental coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine hesitancy in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). This survey estimated the prevalence and predictive factors of vaccine ...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali, Tasnuva Shamarukh Proma, Zarin Tasnim, Md. Ariful Islam, Tania Akter Urmi, Sohel Ahmed, Abu-sufian Sarkar, Atia Sharmin Bonna and Umme Salma Khan
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:24
  3. In Myanmar, third wave of COVID-19 epidemic began with a surge of confirmed cases in the last week of May 2021. The laboratory-confirmed cases and deaths distinctly increased within 9 weeks. The government and...

    Authors: Ye Minn Htun, Tun Tun Win, Nyan Htet Shan, Zin Thu Winn, Kaung Si Thu, Nyan Lin Maung, Pyae Phyo Aung, Htun Aung Kyaw, Hpone Pji Kyaw, Yan Naing Myint Soe, Myint Myat Ko, Zin Ko Aung, Kyaw Thiha Aung, Yan Paing Chit Lwin, Wai Yan, Phyo Tayza Soe…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:23
  4. Due to the high transmission rate and mortality index of the current coronavirus pandemic, many settings in Africa instituted lockdowns to reduce its rate of spread and avert exponential growth rate. At the ea...

    Authors: Aishat Jumoke Alaran, Abubakar Olaitan Badmos, Oumnia Bouaddi, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Kenechukwu Ben-Umeh, Umarfarouq Idris and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:22
  5. Dengue fever is an arthropod-borne viral illness caused by four dengue virus serotypes (DENV 1–4), spread by Aedes mosquitos. Common symptoms of dengue include high peak temperature, headache, myalgia, and mal...

    Authors: Govinda Khatri, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Somina Shaikh, Syeda Lamiya Mir, Abdul Moiz Sahito, Priya, Ian Christopher N. Rocha and Osman Kamal Osman Elmahi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:18
  6. COVID-19 continues to strain, stress, and stretch health systems globally. With the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, there are many issues still lurking behind the widespread coverage; one of which is COV...

    Authors: Israel Oluwaseyidayo Idris, Gabriel Omoniyi Ayeni and Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:15
  7. This paper discusses the challenges of disseminating COVID-19 information to migrant populations by sharing our trial-and-error approach. In 2018, the Migrants’ Neighbor Network & Action (MINNA), a consortium ...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Kiyohara, Yuko Teshima, Haru Angelique Hoshino, Miwa Kanda, Sadatoshi Matsuoka, Azusa Iwamoto and Masami Fujita
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:13
  8. Dengue fever is a viral infection caused by Aedes mosquitoes that has recently expanded fast in many of the WHO member states globally. Female mosquitoes, mostly Aedes aegypti and, to a smaller degree, Aedes albo...

    Authors: Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Abdul Moiz Sahito, Muhammad Muzzamil, Parvathy Mohanan, Zarmina Islam, Md. Masum Billah, Mohammod Johirul Islam and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:11
  9. Vaccines are effective and reliable public health interventions against viral outbreaks and pandemics. However, hesitancy regarding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine is evident worldwide. Therefore, u...

    Authors: Roy Rillera Marzo, Waqas Sami, Md. Zakiul Alam, Swosti Acharya, Kittisak Jermsittiparsert, Karnjana Songwathana, Nhat Tan Pham, Titik Respati, Erwin Martinez Faller, Aries Moralidad Baldonado, Yadanar Aung, Sharmila Mukund Borkar, Mohammad Yasir Essar, Sunil Shrestha and Siyan Yi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:4
  10. Current diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection relies on RNA purification prior to amplification. Typical extraction methods limit the processing speed and turnaround time for SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic testing.

    Authors: Meng Yee Lai, Jeyanthi Suppiah, Ravindran Thayan, Ilyiana Ismail, Nur Izati Mustapa, Tuan Suhaila Tuan Soh, Afifah Haji Hassan, Kalaiarasu M. Peariasamy, Yee Leng Lee and Yee Ling Lau
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2022 50:2
  11. Globally, the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented clinical and public health concerns with increasing morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, the burden of COVID-19 in Africa has been further...

    Authors: Nnabueze Darlington Nnaji, Helen Onyeaka, Rine Christopher Reuben, Olivier Uwishema, Chinasa Valerie Olovo and Amarachukwu Anyogu
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:102
  12. Vaccines are the best chance to control the pandemic—unless leaders succumb to vaccine nationalism. Vaccine nationalism is a frequent recurrence, especially during a brand-new market distribution. The developm...

    Authors: Mehr Muhammad Adeel Riaz, Unaiza Ahmad, Anmol Mohan, Ana Carla dos Santos Costa, Hiba Khan, Maryam Salma Babar, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Mohammad Yasir Essar and Ahsan Zil-E-Ali
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:101
  13. Tuberculosis (TB) is a deadly infectious disease that kills approximately 1.5 million people per year and is among the most frequent respiratory infections in developing countries. Morocco has made significant...

    Authors: Oumnia Bouaddi, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Abdul Moiz Sahito, Pritik A. Shah, Abdelrahman Zaki Ali Mohammed and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:98
  14. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has already claimed over four million lives globally and over 800 deaths in Ghana. The COVID-19 vaccine is a key intervention towards containing the pandemic. Over three bil...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Matilda Aberese-Ako, Phidelia Theresa Doegah, Mustapha Immurana, Maxwel Ayindenaba Dalaba, Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Desmond Klu, Evelyn Acquah, Evelyn Korkor Ansah and Margaret Gyapong
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:96
  15. Every year, about 4 million cases and 143,000 deaths due to cholera are recorded globally, of which 54% were from Africa, reported in 2016. The outbreak and spread of cholera have risen exponentially particula...

    Authors: Olivier Uwishema, Melody Okereke, Helen Onyeaka, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Deocles Donatus, Zebadiah Martin, Lawal Abdulwahab Oluwatomisin, Melissa Mhanna, Adesipe Olaoluwa Olumide, Jeffrey Sun and Irem Adanur
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:93
  16. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a pandemic caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Although clinical manifestations of COVID-19 are mainly pulmonary, some patients have other systemic manifestations. ...

    Authors: Elfatih A. Hasabo, Fatima A. Ayyad, Sara A. M. Alam Eldeen, Malaz K. Noureldaim, Tibyan A. Abdallah, Yousra T. Ahmed, Safaa Badi, Waleed K. Khalid, Hind A. Mirghani, Yossra A. Mohammed, Lubaba A. Alkhider, Saada A. Hamad, Amna M. Tagelseed, Ethar H. A. Elsheikh, Noon H. Khalid, Samia A. Mohammed…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:91
  17. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and measles are major threats to the health and wellbeing of Africans. Measles is an endemic disease in Africa with a high mortality rate especially in children despite avai...

    Authors: Abdullahi Tunde Aborode, Abdulhammed Opeyemi Babatunde, Bright-Agbonze Samuel Osayomwanbor, Emmanuel Adebowale Fajemisin, Oko Christian Inya, Olayinka Olajiga and Anthony Chinonso Uwandu-Uzoma
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:89
  18. India is home to the most significant number of tuberculosis (TB) cases around the globe. The COVID-19 crisis has deeply perturbed most of the essential TB services in India. Regulating TB is difficult in a de...

    Authors: Mainak Bardhan, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Ishita Ray, Anusua Sarkar, Priyanka Chahal, Sudhan Rackimuthu and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:84
  19. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in the world from last year, and any further insults like Zika virus will surely bring the apocalypse unto us. In July 2021, Zika began spreading in India, mainly in the...

    Authors: Mainak Bardhan, Debolina Pramanik, Rizana Riyaz, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:83
  20. Zika virus remains endemic and opportunistic of high transmission in the tropical region of Africa, and the repeated cases of the Zika virus in Africa made it public health emergency in 2016. Amidst the COVID-...

    Authors: Abdullahi Tunde Aborode, Mahnoor Sukaina, Harendra Kumar, Tahreem Farooqui, Samar Faheem, Priyanka Chahal, Luay Alkazmi, Helal F. Hetta and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:82
  21. Food security is a major element for the sustainability, stability and development of a country. However, despite fundamental efforts in fighting poverty, Afghanistan continues to struggle with food insecurity...

    Authors: Attaullah Ahmadi, Georges Gandour, Hujjatullah Ghaffari, Heba Sati, Anthony Abou Mrad, Serena Semaan, Yasir Ahmed Mohammed Elhadi, Sayed Hamid Mousavi, Shamim Arif, Shekiba Madadi and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:77
  22. Coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has been spreading in every part of the world, putting nations at risk with its pandemic status, including Indonesia. COVID-19 vaccine has been deemed as one of the most effec...

    Authors: Ryan Rachmad Nugraha, Adriana Viola Miranda, Attaullah Ahmadi and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:76
  23. We recommend urgent expansion of a vaccination program for adolescents and school-age children against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the Western Pacific region. Since July 2021, SARS-CoV-2 infections in children hav...

    Authors: Jun Kobayashi, Rie Takeuchi, Fumiko Shibuya, Yuki Murata and Kenzo Takahashi
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:74
  24. Bangladesh, a low-middle-income country in South Asia is facing one of its worst public health emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in the number of cases from the disease, since the second h...

    Authors: Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Ian Christopher N. Rocha, Kimberly G. Ramos, Trisha Denise D. Cedeño, Ana Carla dos Santos Costa, Christos Tsagkaris, Md. Masum Billah, Shoaib Ahmad and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:69
  25. In February 2021, a new Ebola virus disease outbreak was confirmed amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although the country has successfully contained the outbreak amid its fight ag...

    Authors: Fatima Muhammad Asad Khan, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan, Zohra Kazmi, Ana Carla dos Santos Costa, Abdullahi Tunde Aborode, Shoaib Ahmad and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:67
  26. Vaccination is one of the strategies to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and cost are important factors affecting its uptake. However, little is known about acceptance and willingness...

    Authors: Kegnie Shitu, Maereg Wolde, Simegnew Handebo and Ayenew Kassie
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:63

    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:65

  27. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by a highly contagious virus called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 emerged in China at the end of 2019 and became a major threat to health around the...

    Authors: Ye Minn Htun, Tun Tun Win, Aung Aung, Thant Zin Latt, Yan Naung Phyo, Thet Min Tun, Nyan Sint Htun, Kyaw Myo Tun and Khin Aung Htun
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:62
  28. The plague has been wreaking havoc on people in Madagascar with the COVID-19 pandemic. Madagascar’s healthcare sector is striving to respond to COVID-19 in the face of a plague outbreak that has created a new ...

    Authors: Abdullahi Tunde Aborode, Ana Carla dos Santos Costa, Anmol Mohan, Samarth Goyal, Aishat Temitope Rabiu, Christos Tsagkaris, Olivier Uwishema, Oumaima Outani, Shoaib Ahmad and Mohammad Yasir Essar
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:56

    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:60

  29. Determining the extent of seropositivity of SARS-CoV-2 antibody has the potential to guide prevention and control efforts. We aimed to determine the seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibody among individuals aged...

    Authors: Tamrat Shaweno, Ibrahim Abdulhamid, Lemlem Bezabih, Daniel Teshome, Behailu Derese, Hiwot Tafesse and Debebe Shaweno
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:55
  30. Antimicrobial resistance is a hidden threat lurking behind the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed thousands of lives prior to the emergence of the global outbreak. With a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19, an...

    Authors: Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Nafisat Dasola Jimoh, Isaac Olushola Ogunkola, Theogene Uwizeyimana, Alaka Hassan Olayemi, Nelson Ashinedu Ukor and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:51
  31. The Philippines has been one of the most affected COVID-19 countries in the Western Pacific region, but there are limited data on COVID-19-related mortality and associated factors from this setting. We aimed t...

    Authors: Kristal An Agrupis, Chris Smith, Shuichi Suzuki, Annavi Marie Villanueva, Koya Ariyoshi, Rontgene Solante, Elizabeth Freda Telan, Kelly Anne Estrada, Ann Celestyn Uichanco, Jocelyn Sagurit, Joy Calayo, Dorcas Umipig, Zita dela Merced, Fe Villarama, Efren Dimaano, Jose Benito Villarama…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:48

    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:58

  32. Fighting against coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) goes hand in hand with the provision of proper water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services. In this case, proper handwashing with soap and water plays a ...

    Authors: Magdalena Shao, Vivian Mushi, Luco Mwelange and Anyitike Mwakitalima
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:46
  33. The rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world has exposed some long-standing deficiencies in health systems, particularly in environments with low financial and medical resources. Most patients ill with COVID-...

    Authors: Nelson Ashinedu Ukor, Yusuff Adebayo Adebisi, Theogene Uwizeyimana, Attaullah Ahmadi, Osmond C. Ekwebelem, Precious Fadele and Don Eliseo Lucero-Prisno III
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:39
  34. Although the scale of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic was relatively small in Japan compared with the rest of the world, the polarisation of areas into high- and low-COVID-19-incidence areas was ob...

    Authors: Junko Okumura
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:38

    The Correction to this article has been published in Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:61

  35. COVID-19 is still a major global threat for which vaccination remains the ultimate solution. Uganda reported 40,751 cases and 335 deaths as of 9 April 2021 and started its vaccination program among priority gr...

    Authors: Andrew Marvin Kanyike, Ronald Olum, Jonathan Kajjimu, Daniel Ojilong, Gabriel Madut Akech, Dianah Rhoda Nassozi, Drake Agira, Nicholas Kisaakye Wamala, Asaph Asiimwe, Dissan Matovu, Ann Babra Nakimuli, Musilim Lyavala, Patricia Kulwenza, Joshua Kiwumulo and Felix Bongomin
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:37
  36. Following the coup in Myanmar, humanitarian assistance, including coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) control, must be implemented on the Thai-Myanmar border in the framework of international cooperation. The ...

    Authors: Jun Kobayashi, Nanae Aritaka, Ikuma Nozaki, Aya Tabata and Shinichiro Noda
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:33
  37. The new coronavirus disease 2019 is an emerging respiratory disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus which has currently overwhelmed the world. Realizing a comprehensive set of infection preve...

    Authors: Demisu Zenbaba, Biniyam Sahiledengle, Abulie Takele, Yohannes Tekalegn, Ahmed Yassin, Birhanu Tura, Adem Abdulkadir, Edao Tesa, Alelign Tasew, Gemechu Ganfure, Genet Fikadu, Kenbon Seyoum, Mohammedawel Abduku, Tesfaye Assefa, Garoma Morka, Makida Kemal…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2021 49:30
  38. The world is now challenging the pandemic of COVID-19 infection. This is the third and most extensive pandemic. Previous studies showed the plausibility of vitamin D prophylaxis and therapy for COVID-19, parti...

    Authors: Rizaldy Taslim Pinzon, Angela and Andryawan Wahyu Pradana
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:102
  39. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine is an efficacious intervention for protection of children against Plasmodium falciparum malaria during the rainy season. In r...

    Authors: Sol Richardson, Taiwo Ibinaiye, Jamilu Nikau, Olusola Oresanya, Madeleine Marasciulo, Arantxa Roca-Feltrer, Christian Rassi and Olatunde Adesoro
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:101
  40. Despite the implementation of various strategies such as the declaration of COVID-19 emergency state, staying at home, lockdown, and massive protective equipment distribution, still COVID-19 is increasing alar...

    Authors: Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen, Abere Woretaw Azagew, Chalachew Adugna Wubneh, Getaneh Mulualem Belay, Nega Tezera Assimamaw, Chilot Desta Agegnehu, Telake Azale, Zelalem Nigussie Azene, Mehari Woldemariam Merid, Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Demiss Mulatu Geberu, Getahun Molla Kassa, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Sewbesew Yitayih Tilahun, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Animut Tagele Tamiru…
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:99
  41. Although the “stay-at-home” order is advocated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the lives of individuals lacking adequate housing are threatened. We developed a framework to assess various popu...

    Authors: Masami Fujita, Sadatoshi Matsuoka, Hiroyuki Kiyohara, Yousuke Kumakura, Yuko Takeda, Norimichi Goishi, Masayoshi Tarui, Masaki Inaba, Mari Nagai, Masahiko Hachiya and Noriko Fujita
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:92
  42. COVID-19 is an emerging disease caused by highly contagious virus called SARS-CoV-2. It caused an extensive health and economic burden around the globe. There is no proven effective treatment yet, except certa...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Kifle Lentiro, Mulugeta Geremew, Biru Migora and Sisay Shewamare
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:91
  43. The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of entry screening measures applied at airports in response to the COVID-19 epidemic worldwide. Between 24 January and 17 February 2020, 5.2% (95% CI 3.1–8....

    Authors: Varvara A. Mouchtouri, Zacharoula Bogogiannidou, Martin Dirksen-Fischer, Sotirios Tsiodras and Christos Hadjichristodoulou
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:79
  44. In most health areas, an information system is necessary for an effective fight against COVID-19. Current methods for surveillance of diseases with epidemic potential do not include monitoring the adherence to...

    Authors: Patient Mijiriro Wimba, Jacques-Aimé Bazeboso, Philippe Bianga Katchunga, Léon Tshilolo, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Muriel Rabilloud, Philippe Vanhems, Jean Iwaz, Jean-François Étard and René Écochard
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:74
  45. Healthcare workers (HWs) are at the highest risk of getting CIVID-19. This study aimed to assess factors determining the knowledge and prevention of HWs towards COVID-19 in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Mulusew Andualem Asemahagn
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:72
  46. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 is a global pandemic that affects individuals from all walks of life. Considering that the virus can be pas...

    Authors: Karpal Singh Sohal, Elison N. M. Simon, Boniphace Kalyanyama and Jeremiah Robert Moshy
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:70
  47. Irrespective of how the COVID-19 pandemic evolves over time across the globe, our past experiences with comparable zoonotic diseases demonstrate the significance of having resilient primary healthcare systems ...

    Authors: Arvind Vashishta Rinkoo, Dinesh Songara, Arnika Sharma, Biswa Ranjan Patnaik, Rajesh Ranjan Singh and Rakesh Kumar Srivastava
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:67
  48. Self-isolation is an important personal protective measure in inhibiting the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as people carry out economic and social activities amid its spread. Yet few stud...

    Authors: Masaki Machida, Itaru Nakamura, Reiko Saito, Tomoki Nakaya, Tomoya Hanibuchi, Tomoko Takamiya, Yuko Odagiri, Noritoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Shiho Amagasa, Takako Kojima, Hidehiro Watanabe and Shigeru Inoue
    Citation: Tropical Medicine and Health 2020 48:63