Javaria Qazi

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The Global Polio Eradication Initiative to eradicate polio completely by the year 2000 has been successful, except for three endemic and some non-endemic countries. Pakistan, one of the three endemic polio reservoirs, is posing a serious threat to the success of the initiative. Currently, the expanded programme on immunisation has been geared to win the(More)
Measles outbreaks have been reported in various parts of the world; however, they have not claimed as many lives as in Pakistan (2012-2013). These outbreaks started in December 2012 in Sindh Province and spread afterwards to the north of country (Punjab province). The outbreaks claimed about 321 lives in the year 2013. This article gives an overview of this(More)
Dengue fever has huge public health implications and affects over 100 million people worldwide. This review pictures the current situation of Dengue in Pakistan and presents a review of published literature. Pakistan has seen recurrent epidemics of Dengue Fever recently. Unfortunately, these epidemics are becoming more severe in their clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE To attempt to trace the molecular epidemiology of blood-borne diseases in the hospital community of Pakistan. METHODS The cross-sectional study was conducted at three major hospitals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad from January to May, 2014.The prevalence of three blood-borne pathogens hepatitis B and C as well as human immunodeficiency virus was(More)
Background. Blood-borne viral infections like viral hepatitis are highly prevalent in Pakistan. There is also a potential threat of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) spread in the country. Health care workers (HCWs) are a high risk population for acquiring such viral infections and potential spread to the patients. This study aimed to determine the(More)
Polio is a disease causing life-long paralysis, which can be prevented with simple vaccination. The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was initiated in 1988 with a goal to complete the eradication and containment of all wild, vaccine-related, and Sabin polioviruses, such that no child ever again suffers paralytic poliomyelitis (GPEI). Not being an(More)
Hepatitis C virus is one of the major health problems worldwide. It affects mainly the liver but several extrahepatic manifestations are also accounted. Chronic hepatitis C patients are at an increased risk of developing hepatic steatosis, which share many clinical features with the metabolic syndrome. Hepatic steatosis has also been associated with(More)
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