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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202925/public-health-aspects-of-the-world-s-largest-mass-gathering-the-2013-kumbh-mela-in-allahabad-india
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Satchit Balsari, P Gregg Greenough, Dhruv Kazi, Aaron Heerboth, Shraddha Dwivedi, Jennifer Leaning
India's Kumbh Mela remains the world's largest and longest mass gathering. The 2013 event, where participants undertook a ritual bath, hosted over 70 million Hindu pilgrims during 55 days on a 1936 hectare flood plain at the confluence of the Yamuna and Ganga Rivers. On the holiest bathing days, the population surged. Unlike other religious, cultural, and sports mass gatherings, the Kumbh Mela's administration cannot estimate or limit the participant number. The event created serious and uncommon public health challenges: initiating crowd safety measures where population density and mobility directly contact flowing bodies of water; providing water, sanitation, and hygiene to a population that frequently defecates in the open; and establishing disease surveillance and resource use measures within a temporary health delivery system...
December 2016: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196637/an-outbreak-of-acute-gii-17-norovirus-gastroenteritis-in-a-long-term-care-facility-in-china-the-role-of-nursing-assistants
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Chang Cui, Lifeng Pan, Yuanping Wang, Caoyi Xue, Weiping Zhu, Linying Zhu, Chuchu Ye, Xianghua Lu, Haihong Song, Yifei Fu, Qiao Sun
More than 30 residents and nursing assistants in a geriatric nursing hospital developed acute gastroenteritis from December 7th to December 18th, 2014 in Shanghai, China. An immediate epidemiological investigation was conducted to identify the etiological agent of the outbreak, mode of transmission and the risk factors. Cases were investigated according to an epidemiological questionnaire. Samples from cases, highly transmissible environmental surfaces and drinking water were collected for pathogens detection...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193744/impact-of-the-integration-of-water-treatment-hygiene-nutrition-and-clean-delivery-interventions-on-maternal-health-service-use
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Kirsten Fagerli, Katherine O'Connor, Sunkyung Kim, Maureen Kelley, Aloyce Odhiambo, Sitnah Faith, Ronald Otieno, Benjamin Nygren, Mary Kamb, Robert Quick
Reducing barriers associated with maternal health service use, household water treatment, and improved hygiene is important for maternal and neonatal health outcomes. We surveyed a sample of 201 pregnant women who participated in a clinic-based intervention in Kenya to increase maternal health service use and improve household hygiene and nutrition through the distribution of water treatment products, soap, protein-fortified flour, and clean delivery kits. From multivariable logistic regression analyses, the adjusted odds of ≥ 4 antenatal care (ANC4+) visits (odds ratio [OR] = 3...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182796/a-long-way-to-go-estimates-of-combined-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-coverage-for-25-sub-saharan-african-countries
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Rachel Roche, Robert Bain, Oliver Cumming
BACKGROUND: Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are essential for a healthy and dignified life. International targets to reduce inadequate WASH coverage were set under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, 1990-2015) and now the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, 2016-2030). The MDGs called for halving the proportion of the population without access to adequate water and sanitation, whereas the SDGs call for universal access, require the progressive reduction of inequalities, and include hygiene in addition to water and sanitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181667/water-usage-in-the-gaza-strip-recommendations-from-a-literature-review-and-consultations-with-experts
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Emily MacDonald, Bernardo Guzman Herrador, Susanne Hyllestad, Vidar Lund, Karin Nygård, Line Vold, Mohamed Lafi, Walaa Ammar, Bjørn Iversen
Water quality in the Gaza Strip has been severely compromised due to increasing salinity, contamination with pollutants, and lack of adequate treatment options. To provide the population of the Gaza Strip with advice on how to mitigate health risks from water we developed recommendations on using water from different sources for different purposes (such as for consumption, hygiene, amenities, and irrigation) based on a literature review and consultation with experts. Specific advice was developed for several vulnerable groups, including infants, children, pregnant or lactating women, and elderly people...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174145/-effect-of-herd-health-management-on-the-prevalence-of-postpartum-dysgalaktie-syndrome-ppds-and-the-treatment-incidence
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W Pendl, B Jenny, P R Torgerson, P Spring, D Kümmerlen, X Sidler
The Postpartum Dysgalaktie Syndrome (PPDS) also known as metritis agalactia mastitis (MMA), is considered the most common disease of the sow after farrowing. The reasons for PPDS are multifactorial and are to be found in the areas of management and hygiene, feeding, water supply and animal specific factors such as body condition and age of the sows. In this study a veterinary herd health management was carried out in 28 pig farms with PPDS, with the aim to reduce the PPDS prevalence and animal treatment incidence (TI)...
February 2017: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173789/participatory-science-and-innovation-for-improved-sanitation-and-hygiene-process-and-outcome-evaluation-of-project-shine-a-school-based-intervention-in-rural-tanzania
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Erin Hetherington, Matthijs Eggers, Joyce Wamoyi, Jennifer Hatfield, Mange Manyama, Susan Kutz, Sheri Bastien
BACKGROUND: Diarrheal disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in low and middle income countries with children being disproportionately affected. Project SHINE (Sanitation & Hygiene INnovation in Education) is a grassroots participatory science education and social entrepreneurship model to engage youth and the wider community in the development of sustainable strategies to improve sanitation and hygiene. METHODS: Based in rural and remote Tanzania, this pilot study engaged pastoralist high-school students and communities in the development and evaluation of culturally and contextually relevant strategies to improve sanitation and hygiene...
February 7, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169264/in-vitro-study-of-the-effect-of-an-essential-oil-and-a-delmopinol-mouth-rinse-on-dental-plaque-bacteria
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Henrique Soares LuIs, Luis Soares Luis, Mário Bernardo
CONTEXT: Mouthrinses are used, by many of our patients, as a complement to daily dental hygiene routine. The use of a toothbrush and an interproximal cleaning method may not be enough to control dental plaque. Essential oils and delmopinol mouth rinses are effective for the prevention of dental caries and gingivitis. To study the effect of an essential oil and a delmopinol mouth rinse on dental plaque bacteria, an in vitro study was developed. AIMS: The objective of this study was to determine the antibacterial activity of an essential oil and a delmopinol mouth rinse on Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacilli, and aerobic and anaerobic dental plaque nonspecific bacteria...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164415/e-coli-contamination-of-child-complementary-foods-and-association-with-domestic-hygiene-in-rural-bangladesh
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Sarker Masud Parvez, Laura Kwong, Musarrat Jabeen Rahman, Ayse Ercumen, Amy J Pickering, Probir K Ghosh, Md Zahidur Rahman, Kishor Kumar Das, Stephen P Luby, Leanne Unicomb
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and concentration of E. coli in child complementary food and its association with domestic hygiene practices in rural Bangladesh. METHOD: 608 households with children <2 years were enrolled. We collected stored complementary food samples, performed spot checks on domestic hygiene and measured ambient temperature in the food storage area. Food samples were analyzed using the IDEXX most probable number (MPN) method with Colilert-18 media to enumerate E...
February 6, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164160/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-as-an-etiologic-agent-of-nephrolithiasis-in-deep-water-divers
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Victoria Y Bird, Ryan Chastain-Gross, Raymond Sutkowski, Vincent G Bird, Paulas Vyas, Ryan Joseph
Background: A number of occupations and professions may be associated with unique hazards relevant to urologic care. Case Presentation: We relate the presentation, care, and the occupational hazard of urinary tract infection (UTI), presenting as cystitis and pyelonephritis, with stone formation in a scuba diver. The patient voiced concern that his diving suit malfunction was related to his UTI and stone disease. We review the risk of UTI in the diving environment. We also report the development of infection-related stone in this case...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163574/acne-vulgaris-perceptions-and-beliefs-of-saudi-adolescent-males
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Sahar H Al-Natour
INTRODUCTION: Although acne vulgaris is common in adolescents, information on their understanding of acne is minimal. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the perceptions and beliefs of Saudi youth on acne. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred twenty-nine male students (aged 13-22 years) from 6 secondary schools in the Eastern Saudi Arabia completed a self-reported questionnaire on knowledge, causation, exacerbating and relieving factors of acne. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 15...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154361/research-on-hygiene-based-on-fieldwork-and-experimental-studies
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Ichiro Yajima
Several experimental studies on hygiene have recently been performed and fieldwork studies are also important and essential tools. However, the implementation of experimental studies is insufficient compared with that of fieldwork studies on hygiene. Here, we show our well-balanced implementation of both fieldwork and experimental studies of toxic-element-mediated diseases including skin cancer and hearing loss. Since the pollution of drinking well water by toxic elements induces various diseases including skin cancer, we performed both fieldwork and experimental studies to determine the levels of toxic elements and the mechanisms behind the development of toxic-element-related diseases and to develop a novel remediation system...
2017: Nihon Eiseigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151567/first-molecular-epidemiology-of-entamoeba-histolytica-e-dispar-and-e-moshkovskii-infections-in-yemen-different-species-specific-associated-risk-factors
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Mona A Al-Areeqi, Hany Sady, Hesham M Al-Mekhlafi, Tengku Shahrul Anuar, Abdulelah H Al-Adhroey, Wahib M Atroosh, Salwa Dawaki, Fatin Nur Elyana, Nabil A Nasr, Init Ithoi, Yee-Ling Lau, Johari Surin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the molecular epidemiology of Entamoeba histolytica, E. dispar and E. moshkovskii infections among rural communities in Yemen. METHODS: In a community-based study, faecal samples were collected from 605 participants and examined by wet mount, formalin-ether sedimentation, trichrome staining and nested multiplex PCR techniques. Demographic, socioeconomic and environmental information was collected by using a pre-tested questionnaire. RESULTS: Overall, 324 (53...
February 2, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144197/epidemiologic-investigation-of-dysentery-in-north-of-iran-use-of-geographic-information-system-gis
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Aliasghar Nadi, Ghassem Abedi, Khatoon Isazadeh, Farideh Rostami, Hasan Siamian, Mahbobeh Hosseini, Mehran Asadi-Aliabadi
INTRODUCTION: Dysentery is an intestinal inflammation which is created by the microorganisms attacking intestine mucus. Knowing the prevalence of this disease in different societies paves the way for programming and providing treatment and preventive measures. The main purpose of this study is to investigate the epidemiologic pattern and geographical distribution of dysentery based on GIS. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional and analytical study. The dysentery cases were gathered from the section of contagious diseases in health chancellery of Mazandaran University of medical sciences through a checklist during the years 2008 to 2013...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138374/molecular-and-morphometric-characterization-of-acanthamoeba-spp-from-different-water-sources-of-northwest-iran-as-a-neglected-focus-co-bordered-with-the-country-of-iraq
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Aram Khezri, Esmaeel Fallah, Mostafa Mostafazadeh, Adel Spotin, Abbas Shahbazi, Mahmoud Mahami-Oskouei, Taimuor Hazratian
BACKGROUND: Acanthamoeba spp. is a free-living opportunistic protozoan parasites, which can be found in tap, fresh and bottled mineral waters, contact lens solutions, soil etc. OBJECTIVES: The present study is aimed to determine the Acanthamoeba spp. on the basis of their morpho-molecular aspects in different water sources of the West Azerbaijan province, Northwest of Iran. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 60 water samples were collected from rivers and tap waters during June to September 2015...
November 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138197/hookworm-infestation-as-a-cause-of-melena-and-severe-anaemia-in-farmer
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Marvi Tariq, Syeda Maria Muzammil, Fareed Ahmed Shaikh, K M Inam Pal
Hookworm infections remain a major cause of morbidity in the developing world. Prevalence is highest in agricultural areas, where use of waste water for irrigation and poor hygiene increases infection rates among farmers. Infections present with gastrointestinal symptoms and chronic anaemia, and there are usually no signs of overt blood loss. The following report describes a case of melena in a middle-aged farmer, where the diagnosis of hookworm infestation was delayed due to the unusual presentation. The patient underwent multiple blood transfusions before referral to the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), Karachi and was managed conservatively with mebendazole at our hospital after exclusion of other possible causes of gastrointestinal bleeding...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138046/epidemiological-investigation-of-a-diarrhea-outbreak-in-the-south-pacific-island-nation-of-tuvalu-during-a-severe-la-ni%C3%A3-a-associated-drought-emergency-in-2011
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Jordan P Emont, Albert I Ko, Avanoa Homasi-Paelate, Nese Ituaso-Conway, Eric J Nilles
The association between heavy rainfall and an increased risk of diarrhea has been well established but less is known about the effect of drought on diarrhea transmission. In 2011, the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu experienced a concurrent severe La Niña-associated drought and large diarrhea outbreak. We conducted a field investigation in Tuvalu to identify factors that contributed to epidemic transmission in the context of a drought emergency. Peak case numbers coincided with the nadir of recorded monthly rainfall, the lowest recorded since 1930...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125625/on-the-identification-of-associations-between-five-world-health-organization-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-phenotypes-and-six-predictors-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#18
Hugh Ellis, Erica Schoenberger
BACKGROUND: According to the most recent estimates, 842,000 deaths in low- to middle-income countries were attributable to inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene in 2012. Despite billions of dollars and decades of effort, we still lack a sound understanding of which kinds of WASH interventions are most effective in improving public health outcomes, and an important corollary-whether the right things are being measured. The World Health Organization (WHO) has made a concerted effort to compile comprehensive data on drinking water quality and sanitation in the developing world...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118815/how-does-washing-without-water-perform-compared-to-the-traditional-bed-bath-a-systematic-review
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Fabian M V Groven, Sandra M G Zwakhalen, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Erik J T Joosten, Jan P H Hamers
BACKGROUND: For immobile patients, a body wash in bed is sometimes the only bathing option. Traditionally, the bed bath is performed with water and soap. However, alternatives are increasingly used in health care. Washing without water is one such alternative that has been claimed to offer several advantages, such as improved hygiene and skin condition. This systematic review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the evidence on outcomes of the washing without water concept compared to the traditional bed bath...
January 25, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118474/waterborne-disease-case-investigation-public-health-nursing-simulation
#20
Gina K Alexander, Sharon B Canclini, Jon Fripp, William Fripp
BACKGROUND: The lack of safe drinking water is a significant public health threat worldwide. Registered nurses assess the physical environment, including the quality of the water supply, and apply environmental health knowledge to reduce environmental exposures. The purpose of this research brief is to describe a waterborne disease simulation for students enrolled in a public health nursing (PHN) course. METHOD: A total of 157 undergraduate students completed the simulation in teams, using the SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) reporting tool...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Nursing Education
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