Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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Background. With 214 million cases and 438,000 deaths in 2015, malaria remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in tropical countries. Several species of the protozoan Plasmodium cause malaria. However, almost all the fatalities are due to Plasmodium falciparum,...

["Parasitology","Global Health","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1918v1
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Partners of Australian combat veterans are at an increased risk of experiencing mental health problems. For a comparative analysis of mental health of partners of veterans with that of their non-military counterparts, the study sample comprised female partners...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1876v2
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Introduction: Ninety percent of all injuries occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) and most of these injuries are largely preventable. Most injury surveillance systems are focused in large urban settings, which largely ignore injury mechanisms in rural...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1884v1
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Zika virus is a newly emergent mosquito-borne flavivirus. Once almost ignored epidemiologically, recent major outbreaks and links to neurological birth defects have focused attention on this neglected pathogen. We review the discovery, biology and symptomatology...

["Entomology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1781v1
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Background: HIV-positive parents are challenged with disclosure to their children. Some do not disclose at all, others disclose to some children, and many take years to fully disclose to all their children. Methods: This qualitative phenomenological study was conducted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Health Policy","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1727v1
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Background: Many HIV-affected families have both parent(s) and child(ren) infected. HIV disclosure to children continues to be a great global challenge for HIV-positive parents and healthcare professionals (HCPs); parents and HCPs differ on how and when to disclose...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1726v1
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Background. Child undernutrition and flooding are highly prevalent public health issues in many developing countries. Yet we have little understanding of preventive strategies for effective coping in these circumstances. Education has been recently highlighted...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Nutrition","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1687v1
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Ebola is just one example of the many emerging and re-emerging diseases that continue to affect mainly the developing world. We argue that the unprecedented high level of infections and deaths in the 2013-2016 West African Ebola epidemic, together with the more...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1678v1
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A meta-analysis approach was used to extract the frequency of avian seropositivity to West Nile Virus (WNV) (fS) and mortality from WNV (fM) from the literature published between the years 2001-2010. The indices, fS and fM, were used to represent states of resistance...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1665v1
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Background. Self-regulation tools are not always used optimally, and implementation intention plans often lack quality. Therefore, this study explored participants’ use and feasibility evaluation of self-regulation techniques and their impact on goal attainment.Methods....

["Global Health","Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1493v1
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Background: Body Mass Index (BMI) has lost its credibility as an indicator of fatness. 3D scan and body composition details of Yajnik and Yudnik, the authors with similar BMI but very different body fat percentage was labelled as ‘YY paradox’. 3D scanners are not...

["Global Health","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1476v1
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Social anxiety is an emotional disorder common to various populations around the world. The newly developed Self-Beliefs Related to Social Anxiety Scale (SBSA) aims to assess three kinds of self-beliefs through 15 items that include self-related cognitive factors...

["Cognitive Disorders","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1358v1
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