European Journal of Preventive Medicine

Special Issue

Health Care Workers and Globally Emerging Infectious Diseases

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Olorunfemi Ogundele
About This Special Issue
Protecting health care workers and other workers who must respond to emerging infectious diseases outbreak in their communities is central to creating effective public health preparedness and programmes. With Zika virus declared a global threat and public health emergency, HCV, HBV and HIV still ongoing and emerging epidemics of Ebola and Lassa fever in Africa continent the life of health care workers continue to be under threat. The capacity of the health system to respond adequately depends on factors such as safety of health care workers, fear, stigma, policy issues and other factors. Significant gaps still exist in preventing occupational transmission of these globally emerging infectious diseases. This special issue is aimed at disseminating research findings in all areas related to the theme. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect related to healthcare workers activities and globally emerging infectious diseases.

Aims and Scope:
1. Emerging Infectious Diseases
2. Health Care Workers and Occupational Safety
3. Policy and Ethical Issues Related to Emerging Infectious Diseases
4. Hospital and Health Care Setting Preparedness
5. Public Health Preparedness
6. Occupational Transmission of Infectious Diseases
7. Infectious Diseases Transmission, HIV, HBV, HCV, Ebola, Zika etc
8. Infection Control and Epidemiology ( Immunization, Prophylaxis etc)
Lead Guest Editor
  • Olorunfemi Ogundele

    Department of Community Medicine, State Specialist Hospital, Ondo City, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Pethuru Devadason

    Department of General Practice, Al Nahil International Clinic, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh, Kuwait

  • Sujatha BK

    Department of Public Health Dentistry, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences University, Bengaluru, India

  • Abimbola Olorunsola

    Department of Family Medicine, State Specialist Hospital, Ondo, Nigeria

  • Adedokun Adegoke

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, State Specialist Hospital, Ondo City, Nigeria

  • Shivaji Jadhav

    Lilac Insights Private Limited, Rupa Solitaire Premises Co-Op Society Ltd, Millennium Business Park MIDC, Mumbai, India

  • Habtamu Mellie

    Department of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos town, Ethiopia

Published Articles
  • Seroprevalence and Knowledge of Hepatitis B and C Among Health Care Workers in a Specialist Hospital in Nigeria

    Olorunfemi Akinbode Ogundele , Abimbola Olorunsola , Babatola Bakare , Isaac Adedokun Adegoke , Tolulope Ogundele , Funmito Omolola Fehintola , Sunday Okotie

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2017
    Pages: 7-12
    Received: Apr. 13, 2016
    Accepted: Apr. 14, 2016
    Published: Apr. 11, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ejpm.s.2017050101.12
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    Abstract: Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) remain a global health challenge. Health care workers (HCWs) are at high risk of contracting HBV and HCV through their occupation. The study aimed to determine the prevalence and assess knowledge of HBV and HCV infection among HCWs in a specialist hospital, Southwest, Nigeria. A hospital based, descriptive cr... Show More
  • Effect of Educational Intervention on Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Home Waste Management of Used Insulin Injections Among Diabetics Attending Benha University Hospital, Egypt

    Mahmoud Fawzy El Gendi , Mona Ahmed Elawady , Hala Ali Abed , Sheref Mohamed Eltaher

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1-1, February 2017
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Jan. 04, 2017
    Accepted: Feb. 03, 2017
    Published: Mar. 06, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ejpm.s.2017050101.11
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    Abstract: This study aim was to change the knowledge, attitude and practice of type 2 diabetics who are on treatment with insulin at home towards household waste management by adequate health education. An interventional study was carried out on patients suffered from type 2 diabetes mellitus who visited the diabetes clinic at Benha University Hospital from ... Show More