Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Nigeria

Nigeria: Hand Hygiene after Pandemics

Abstract: Last year, Nigeria observed how an existential threat from the Ebola pandemic reinforced people’s attitude towards hand hygiene – a strongly held idea and...
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Importance of Using Antibiotics Correctly and Completing the Prescribed Dose

Abstract: The misuse of antibiotics coupled to a decrease in the number of novel drugs entering the clinic has led to the development of antibiotic...
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Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Abstract: Antibiotics are almost singlehandedly responsible for eliminating deaths and mortality caused by infectious disease. However, antibiotic resistance is disseminating among deadly pathogens, returning us...
Isolation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Isolation of MRSA from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Abstract There is currently a great deal of concern about the methods of transfer of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the community and in...
A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused approximately 453,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths within 30 days of initial...
ITNs and MBNs

Attitudes Toward Utilization Of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Among Pregnant Women And Care-Takers Of Under-Five

Abstract: This study determined the attitudes toward utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among pregnant women and children under-five in the Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA) of...
Touch Screens

Touchscreens: The Mosquito of the Digital Age

Abstract The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal...
Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...
Out-TB Web

New Web Surveillance Technology for Disseminating Data Critical for TB Control

Demonstration Data.  Image Courtesy of Public Health Ontario Abstract: The investigation of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and control is significantly enhanced in Ontario, Canada through the use...
ESKAPE Pathogens

ESKAPES: Emerging Pathogens of Concern

Abstract: Emerging pathogens in healthcare settings are a concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature. Historically, the water treatment providers have been concerned with Legionella,...