Elizabeth Gomez

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BACKGROUND Acute respiratory illnesses and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) are a significant source of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite the public health importance, little is known about the etiology of these acute respiratory illnesses in many regions of South America. In 2006, the Peruvian Ministry of Health (MoH) and the US Naval Medical(More)
ion and analysis. The same inclusion and exclusion criteria as described previously were applied to non-peer reviewed data. These data were only included in the results section if they provided new information in addition to that already obtained from the published data because it is difficult to determine data quality if study methods are not fully(More)
OBJECTIVE To conduct a comprehensive review of data on pneumococcal disease incidence in Latin America and the Caribbean and project the annual number of pneumococcal disease episodes and deaths among children < 5 years of age in the region. METHODS We carried out a systematic review (1990 to 2006) on the burden of pneumococcal disease in children < 5(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the temporal variation in viral agents detected in influenza like illness (ILI) patients before and after the appearance of the ongoing pandemic influenza A (H1N1) (pH1N1) in Peru between 4-January and 13-July 2009. METHODS At the health centers, one oropharyngeal swab was obtained for viral isolation. From epidemiological week (EW)(More)
Individual preparedness within a local public health community is essential to support governmental initiatives surrounding the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (DHSS), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The changing dimensions of local communities increase the need for individual preparedness of our(More)
MIDWIFERY 2020 outlined several key messages around the public health (PH) role of the midwife. Their ‘unique contribution to public health is that they work with women... throughout pregnancy, birth... and into the first weeks of family life’, hence, they have a vital role to play in ‘improving health and social wellbeing for all women’ (Chief Nursing(More)