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Epidemiology of circulating influenza viruses in Ethiopia during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from National Severe Acute Respiratory Infection and Influenza-Like Illness Sentinel Surveillance (January 2021-August 2022)

July 2024 - Vol 6 Num. 1

Influenza is an acute viral respiratory tract disease in humans, often characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, prostration, coryza, sore throat and cough. Influenza infection is clinically indistinguishable from other respiratory viral diseases without laboratory confirmation. This study aims to estimate the proportion...

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Review of high sensitive cardiac troponin T levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome in a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Nigeria

July 2024 - Vol 24 Num. 2

Acute coronary syndrome is a spectrum of thrombotic coronary diseases which includes unstable angina, non ST segment elevation and ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Incidence is on the increase worldwide and in Nigeria. Early diagnosis and prompt intervention is of utmost importance. Cardiac troponin T...

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Risk factors contributing to failure to receive optimal care in pediatric congenital heart disease

July 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 4

The 'Management Pathway' (MP) for congenital heart disease (CHD) comprises diagnostic, treatment, and follow-up phases. Potential risk factors for failure to receive optimal care (OC) include lower levels of parent/guardian education and income, as well as poor access to healthcare facilities. The objective of the...

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The traditional livestock breeding practices of Somali pastoralists and small ruminant brucellosis seroprevalence survey in selected villages of Gardo District of Puntland State of Somalia

July-September 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 3

A cross-sectional study was carried out to define the seroprevalence of brucellosis in target animals and the perception of the community on the disease in sheep and goat. Study was undertaken in four purposefully selected sub-regions of the Gardo district of Karkaar region of Somalia, namely: Kubo, Xabaal-reer, Guud-cad,...

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Can urbanization affect the occurrence of anemia in children 6 to 59 months of age in malaria endemic settings? A cross-sectional survey in Burkina Faso

July-December 2024 - Vol 15 Num. 1

Anemia in children remains a major public health concern in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and effect of urbanization on the occurrence of anemia in an endemic malaria urban area in Burkina Faso. A cross-sectional community-based study was carried out in both old and recent...

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Assessment of employment among deaf people: Survey in the city of Asmara, Eritrea

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

This research entails an assessment of the employment conditions for deaf individuals in Asmara, Eritrea. The study involved the random selection and administration of semi-structured questionnaires to 40 deaf employees and interviews with 10 employers from various organizations. The data collected was analyzed using SPSS...

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The effect of leadership and change capability on organizational agility in mobile network providers in Zimbabwe

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of leadership and change capability on organizational agility within Zimbabwe's major mobile network providers. Organizational agility, a relatively recent area of organizational research, is influenced by independent variables such as leadership and change...

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Sanctioning of Russian Central Bank assets and consequential impacts on other central banks and international trade and investments

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

The deployment of sanctions as a deterrence and compellence tool has massively increased in recent years, leading to increased uncertainty and turbulence in the global economy. The weaponization of the Russian Central Bank's foreign reserves by Western powers is already causing a significant shift in the international...

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Assessment of grain storage structures, pests and their management practices in Lesotho

July-September 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 3

A survey was conducted among 218 farmers in 8 of the 10 districts of Lesotho. Data collection was conducted using a structured questionnaire uploaded on KOBO data collection software and it was also used for data analysis of descriptive statistics. Microsoft Excel was used to construct tables and chats while Statistical...

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Modelling, simulation and optimisation of a pressure retarded osmosis power station: The co- vs. counter-current setting

July-December, 2024 - Vol 10 Num. 2

In a pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) power plant, osmosis is used to generate electric power in a 2-channel system through a semipermeable membrane. Such system can be operated in the co- or in the counter-current mode, depending on relative flow direction of the fresh and the salt (draw) water along the membrane. In...

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Assessment and valuation of provisioning ecosystem services (Non-Timber Forest Produce) in Medak Forest range, Telangana State

July-September 2024 - Vol 16 Num. 3

The collection of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) by communities living near forest fringe villages in India is a critical aspect of sustainable forest management and livelihoods. This practice involves the harvesting of various forest resources such as medicinal plants, fruits, nuts, resins, and fibers. The reliance on...

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Preclinical immunomodulatory activity of COVIDEX® herbal product developed for supportive treatment of COVID-19 in Uganda

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the SARSCoV-2 virus caused international lockdown with devastating effects on global health. In Africa, most people resorted to the use of herbal products for the prevention and treatment COVID-19 related symptoms. In Uganda COVIDEX® herbal product was widely used and is...

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Nicolau syndrome: An avoidable iatrogenic complication leading to disabilities

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

Nicolau syndrome is a rare complication following intramuscular injection of various medications. The pathophysiology of the condition remains complex. However, corticosteroids are responsible for vasospasm and ischemic necrosis. The objective of this report was to demonstrate the often-preventable nature of this...

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Influence of soil physical properties, chemical contents and rhizobacterial loads on soil quality in maize fields of Southwestern Nigeria

July 2024 - Vol 23 Num. 7

In Southwestern Nigeria (SWN), the high demand for maize has resulted in increased levels of maize cultivation. However, continuous maize cultivation is directly or indirectly affecting soil nutrient reserves. This study therefore assessed and compared the soil physical conditions, chemical contents, and rhizobacterial...

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Physicochemical and sensory characterization of sweet potato beers with purple and yellow flesh

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

The use of brewing adjuncts can improve the color, aroma, and flavor of beer. Sweet potatoes (Ipomea batatas) are rich in bioactive compounds, such as phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity. Thus, this study aimed to develop and characterize physicochemical and sensorial aspects of craft beers brewed with sweet...

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Hygienic-sanitary conditions of school food service in Barretos/SP/Brazil

July 2024 - Vol 18 Num. 6

It is important to ensure the hygienic-sanitary quality at all stages of food handling for human consumption. Therefore, the study was conducted to assess the school food service hygienic-sanitary conditions of public municipal schools of Barretos-SP. The survey was conducted in 2 schools in 4 phases: (1) Application of...

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Preparation and manufacturing of nanomembranes based on ramie fiber using electrospinning technique

July-December, 2024 - Vol 14 Num. 2

In this study, ramie fibers were used to fabricate nanomembranes, which are expected to be able to filter micron/nano-sized particles. The ramie fibers were processed into cellulose pulp and processed into cellulose acetate. Ramie cellulose acetate is the basic material for making nanomembranes through an electrospinning...

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Genetic parameters estimate of iron and zinc nutrients in common bean genotypes

July 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 7

There is need to know the heritability of different traits for the effective selection of parents for future breeding activities. A study was carried out to determine heritability of iron and zinc in common bean. Crosses were made with each donor and recipient parents to obtain four different types of crosses. Part of the...

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Effects of soil pH levels on iron and zinc concentrations of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) genotypes

July 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 7

Plants grown in acid soils experience a variety of stresses which include aluminium, hydrogen and/or manganese toxicity, as well as nutrient deficiencies of calcium and magnesium. A study was carried out to determine the influence of soil pH levels on iron and zinc concentrations in leaves and seeds of twenty-five common...

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Troubled agronomy: Exploring challenges affecting oil palm production among indigenous rural farmers in Karonga district, Malawi

July 2024 - Vol 20 Num. 7

Agriculture remains fundamental in addressing socio-economic challenges in developing countries including Malawi. Through agriculture, oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) production has been essential as source of food, creation of job opportunities, income generation, hence offering potential pathways for reducing rural...

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