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Early warning systems (EWSs) for chikungunya, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika outbreaks: What is the evidence? A scoping review

September 23, 2021 - 10:36 -- Open Access
Hussain-Alkhateeb L, Rivera Ramírez T, Kroeger A, Gozzer E, Runge-Ranzinger S
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Sep 16;15(9):e0009686

Early warning systems (EWSs) are of increasing importance in the context of outbreak-prone diseases such as chikungunya, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika. A scoping review has been undertaken for all 5 diseases to summarize existing evidence of EWS tools in terms of their structural and statistical designs, feasibility of integration and implementation into national surveillance programs, and the users’ perspective of their applications.

Prevalence of Malaria and Chikungunya Co-Infection in Febrile Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

July 6, 2021 - 14:53 -- Open Access
Mala W, Wilairatana P, Kotepui KU, Kotepui M
Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021 Jun 30;6(3):119

Co-infection with malaria and chikungunya (CHIKV) could exert a significant public health impact with infection misdiagnosis. Therefore, this study aimed to collect qualitative and quantitative evidence of malaria and CHIKV co-infection among febrile patients.

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