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Objective Although the WHO-developed Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool is a comprehensive and widely applied survey of health facility preparedness, SARA data have not previously been used to model predictors of readiness. We sought to demonstrate...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3197v1
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Background: Community health workers are essential personnel in resource-limited settings. In Uganda, they are organized into Village Health Teams (VHTs) and are focused on infectious diseases and maternal-child health; however, their skills could potentially be...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3196v1
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Objective: In this study the main aspects of influenza transmission via fine and ultrafine bioaerosols were considered. Here, we aimed to estimate the impact of the different environment conditions on the deposition rate of the infectious bioaerosols in the respiratory...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2237v5
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We have originally shown for the first time the two different climatic patterns of seasonality of influenza and common colds have an only one common “link”. It is the effect of supersaturation and condensational growth in the upper airways which occurs under specific...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2859v2
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There are many theories of the seasonality of influenza for different climatic zones. But none of the known theories provides a clear explanation, especially for the tropical and subtropical climate. Here we have originally analyzed the association/connection of...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3132v1
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According to our clinical experience, cellulitis is common in summer; however, very few studies have mentioned this trend. Using Google Trends, we analyzed the monthly data of Google searches for ‘cellulitis’ from 31 countries on six continents. Seasonality explained...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3124v1
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Bacterial efflux pumps have emerged as antibiotic resistance determinants and confers multidrug resistance to a broad range of antimicrobials as well as non-antibiotic substances by potentially extruding them out. These are also associated with the virulence and...

["Microbiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3091v1
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Background: Respondent fatigue, also known as survey fatigue, is a common problem in the collection of survey data. Factors that are known to influence respondent fatigue include survey length, survey topic, question complexity, and open-ended question type. There...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Global Health","Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2939v1
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BACKGROUND: The use of public engagement and self-management in online clinical trials is growing with benefits, boundaries and minimal methodological guidance. This analysis explores whether running self-recruited online trials can provide trustworthy and useful...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Global Health","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2671v1
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Introduction: There exist several barriers to maternal health service utilization in developing countries. Most of the previous studies conducted in India have focused on demand-side barriers, while only a few have touched upon supply-side barriers. None of the...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2362v1
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Unintentional injuries among under-fives represent an important cause of preventable morbidity in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In-home interventions targeting caregiver safety practices currently show promise in reducing household injury risks. Mobile health (mHealth)...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Epidemiology","Global Health","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2330v2
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In 2013 approximately 37,000 people were living with HIV in Ecuador (prevalence 0.4%), representing a generalized epidemic where most new infections arise from sexual interactions in the general population. Studies that examine attitudes towards people living with...

["Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2189v1
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It has come to light that Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy can result in trans-placental transmission to the fetus along with fetal death, congenital microcephaly and/or Central Nervous System (CNS) malformations. There are projected to be > 9, 200,...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1818v3
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Background: With the possible implications of global warming, the effect of temperature on the dynamics of malaria vectors in Africa has become a subject of increasing interest. Information from the field is, however, relatively sparse. We describe the effect of...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2011v1
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Background: Ethiopia, a sub-Saharan country with over 94 million populations growing at a rate of 2.6 percent is showing a fast socio-economic improvement. According to World Health Organization 2014, life expectancy in the country has increased by about 19 years...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1925v1
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