Tag: Emerging infectious diseases

Rising cases of needlestick injuries among healthcare workers

By Manika Awasthi & Priya Chetty on May 10, 2022 No Comments

Needlestick injuries caused due to improper handling of blood collection needles, hypodermic needles, intravenous stiles and needles used for connecting parts of intravenous delivery systems, are the most common occupational hazards among healthcare providers (Norsayani and Hassim, 2003). The occupational exposure of health care personnel to needlestick injuries results in serious infectious complications ranging from […]

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Various factors that impact EID (Emerging infectious diseases)

By Avishek Majumder & Diksha Tomer on October 9, 2018 No Comments

Emerging infectious diseases (EID) is a type of disease occurring from infections of unknown strains of microorganism. They may also reoccur from infectious diseases that may have occurred many years back. These infectious diseases are either new or have a potential to become epidemic in the near future. Some common examples of the EID include; HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, Influenza, malaria, dengue, cholera, Ebola, and many others to name (Drotman et al., 2018).

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Epidemiology and public health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID).

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