PAMJ supplements

Teaching case-studies in Field Epidemiology with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Welcome to the new Case-Studies in Field Epidemiology in the Eastern Mediterranean Region. These case studies were developed by experienced FETP technical advisers and graduates and other experts in various areas of public health of the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET). The case studies is based on major outbreaks that occurred in (EMPHNET) countries such as Dengue Fever outbreak in Yemen, Diphtheria outbreak in Sudan, MERS-COV in Saudi Arabia and Hepatitis E in Pakistan. Other health problems and issues are covered in this supplement such as COVID-19 pandemic, Mass Gatherings in Iraq, and hemorrhagic diseases in Sudan. The aim of the case studies to stimulate the trainees to consolidate their knowledge and improve their public health practices to detect, timely response to major health events and control/prevent them. Moreover, the case studies are expected to improve trainees’ research skills, organizational and time management skills and increase their proficiency in writing and oral communication.

Guest editors: Yousef Khader (yskhader@just.edu.jo)

Contact: The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), Amman, Jordan

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Table of contents


A large-scale outbreak of botulism associated with a traditional celebratory Egyptian fish dish in five governorates - Lower Egypt, 2019: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Sherif Shamseldein, Mahmoud Azqul, Sahar Samy, Hanem Abdelraoof

Pan African Medical Journal. 07 August 2020. 36(1): 17

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Outbreak of cholera in Iraq during a humanitarian crisis, 2015: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Omar Al-Hadeethi, Haneen Al-Jawaldeh

Pan African Medical Journal. 06 August 2020. 36(1): 16

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Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, River Nile State, Sudan - 2019: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Shahd Osman, Amal Taha, Rawia Osama, Alaadein AlKhidir, Rehab Abdallah

Pan African Medical Journal. 06 August 2020. 36(1): 15

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An outbreak of hepatitis E in a Rural Area of Islamabad, Pakistan in April-May 2019: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Nosheen Ashraf, Wasif Malik, Mumtaz Ali Khan, Jamil A. Ansari, Aamer Ikram

Pan African Medical Journal. 06 August 2020. 36(1): 14

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Evaluation of influenza sentinel surveillance system, Saudi Arabia, 2017-2018: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Mohamed Nageeb Abdalla, Muhannad Almalki, Sami S. Almudarra

Pan African Medical Journal. 06 August 2020. 36(1): 13

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Investigation of a haemorrhagic disease with unknown origin in Kyrandia, 2005: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Nassma Mohy Eldeen Altayeb, Andrey Kuznetsov, Wessam Mankoula, Erasmus Gidimadjor, Mageda Kihulya, Barbara Buerkin, Dina Ramadan Lithy

Pan African Medical Journal. 05 August 2020. 36(1): 12

[PDF in process]

A novel coronavirus outbreak: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Haitham Bashier, Yousef Khader, Ruba Al-Souri, Ilham Abu-Khader

Pan African Medical Journal. 05 August 2020. 36(1): 11

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Real-time surveillance of infectious diseases and other health conditions during Iraq´s Arbaeenia mass gathering: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Abdul Wahhab Mohammed Kamil Jawad

Pan African Medical Journal. 04 August 2020. 36(1): 10

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Investigation and control of measles outbreak in Puli-Khumri and Baghlan-Markazi Districts, Baghlan province, Afghanistan: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Khwaja Mir Islam Saeed, Nooria Atta, Tawfiqulhakim Nazri

Pan African Medical Journal. 04 August 2020. 36(1): 9

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An outbreak of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis cases amongst the same family living in a rural area in Morocco, July-2017: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Ilham Dahbi, Houda Moumni, Souaad Hassani, Assarag Bouchra, Adnan Tazi

Pan African Medical Journal. 04 August 2020. 36(1): 8

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Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance system in Lebanon: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Hala Abou Naja, Nada Ghosn

Pan African Medical Journal. 04 August 2020. 36(1): 7

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Investigation of diphtheria outbreak in Al-Sunta locality in South Darfur State - Sudan, 2019/2020: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Leena El-Samani, Razan Abdalla Taha, Yousef Khader

Pan African Medical Journal. 03 August 2020. 36(1): 5

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Risk factors of stillbirths: a teaching case-study (Case study)

Abdulwahed Al Serouri, Maha Obadi, Mohammad Al Amad, Ratiba Taher, Mohammed Qayad, Yousef Khader

Pan African Medical Journal. 03 August 2020. 36(1): 4

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Measles outbreak investigation, Lebanon, 2018: a teaching-case study student´s guide (Case study)

Lina Chaito, Mona Beaini, Nada Ghosn

Pan African Medical Journal. 03 August 2020. 36(1): 3

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Infection prevention and control for the MERS-COV, 2019: a teaching case-study student´s guide (Case study)

Amal Al-Nafisi, Abdulaziz Almutairi, Sami Al-Mudarra

Pan African Medical Journal. 03 August 2020. 36(1): 2

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Teaching Case-Studies in Field Epidemiology in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (Editorial)

Mohannad Al Nsour

Pan African Medical Journal. 31 July 2020. 36(1): 1

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