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Influenza surveillance in 15 countries in Africa, 2006-2010.
BACKGROUND In response to the potential threat of an influenza pandemic, several international institutions and governments, in partnership with African countries, invested in the development ofExpand
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The social context of reproductive health in an Egyptian hamlet: a pilot study to identify female genital schistosomiasis.
This pilot study is the first to identify female genital schistosomiasis (FGS) in an Egyptian community setting. The year-long interdisciplinary study, in a small hamlet (ezba), combined clinicalExpand
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Understanding Antibiotic Use in Minya District, Egypt: Physician and Pharmacist Prescribing and the Factors Influencing Their Practices
Overuse of antibiotics has contributed to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria globally. In Egypt, patients can purchase antibiotics without a prescription, and we hypothesized frequentExpand
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The Burden of Influenza-Associated Hospitalizations in Oman, January 2008-June 2013
Introduction Acute respiratory infections (ARI), including influenza, comprise a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Influenza surveillance provides important information to informExpand
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Acute Respiratory Illness and Health-Seeking Behavior in Egyptian Villages: Enhancing Pandemic Preparedness by Understanding Local Realities
The emergence of influenza viruses has raised awareness worldwide about influenza pandemic risks. Pandemic preparedness emphasizes development of risk communication and surveillance systems. TheExpand
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Emergence of Schistosoma mansoni infection in upper Egypt: the Giza governorate.
We found an unexpectedly high prevalence of Schistosoma mansoni in a village in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Giza. Historically, S. mansoni is endemic in the northern Egyptian Nile Delta ratherExpand
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Hematuria and proteinuria as predictors of Schistosoma haematobium infection.
An investigation of a population-based stratified random sample of 11,970 inhabitants of Minya Governorate in Egypt included examining urine specimens for Schistosoma haematobium ova using theExpand
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School non-enrollment and its relation with health and schistosomiasis knowledge, attitudes and practices in rural Egypt.
Children who are not enrolled in school are deprived of schistosomiasis treatments delivered through school health programmes. We explored perceptions of barriers to school enrolment and health andExpand
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HIV Stigma Toward People Living With HIV and Health Providers Associated With Their Care: Qualitative Interviews With Community Members in Egypt
&NA; We explored perceived HIV stigma by community members in a low‐HIV‐prevalence setting toward people living with HIV (PLWH) and physicians associated with HIV in order to develop operationalExpand
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Patient Attitudes and Beliefs and Provider Practices Regarding Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in Minya, Egypt
The inappropriate use of antibiotics in the community is one of the major causes of antimicrobial resistance. This study aimed to explore the physician prescribing pattern of antibiotics for acuteExpand
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