Abyot Bekele Woyessa

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Materials and methods Patient observation was made and active-cases were searched house to house. Medical registration-books were assessed and suspected measles cases were identified from 24-Nov-2010 to 15-Feb-2011 in Herena and Dawe-Serar districts using the following case definitions: maculopapular rash with fever ≥38.5°C with coryza, conjunctivitis or(More)
In malaria-endemic regions, many medical facilities have limited capacity to diagnose non-malarial etiologies of acute febrile illness (AFI). As a result, the etiology of AFI is seldom determined, although AFI remains a major cause of morbidity in developing countries. An outbreak of AFI was reported in the Afar region of Ethiopia in August of 2011.(More)
INTRODUCTION Ethiopia joined the global effort to eradicate polio in 1996, and interrupted indigenous wild poliovirus transmission by December 2001. However, the country experienced numerous separate importations during 2003-2013. Sensitive Acute Flaccid (AFP) surveillance is critical to rule out undetected circulation of WPV and VDPVs. METHODS In this(More)
INTRODUCTION The World Health Organization acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance standards recommend documentation of the role of each potentially reporting site for evidence -based planning and tailoring support for active surveillance visits. This study assessed the contribution of various sites as source and quality of AFP cases reported over a five(More)
Methods Unmatched case control study was employed. Study subjects (57 cases and 57 controls) were obtained and interviewed. Cases were defined as any person with fever ≥ 38.3C°, headache, pains in joints, muscles and back, anorexia and weakness. Medical records were reviewed and suspected AFI cases were identified from 07-Aug-2011 to 11-Sep-2011in Asyaita(More)
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