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Infectious diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: a rising concern

Infectious diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: a rising concern
Infectious diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: a rising concern

As of the 24th of February 2022, the war in Ukraine has increased the risk for infectious diseases outbreaks in the country and beyond. The disruption of healthcare services, the destruction of critical infrastructure, the displacement of millions of civilians and the crowded living conditions in bunkers pose a formiddable threat to public health. Infections are emphasized due to the low rates of vaccination against COVID-19 and the high prevalence of chronic infections such as Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ukraine compared to the WHO Europe region. Collaboration between authorities and humanitatian organizations is necessary, in order to strengthen epidemiological surveillance and deploy vital resources that are required for the prevention and the management of infections.

Healthcare, Infectious diseases, Ukraine, War
2049-0801
103950
Essar, Mohammad Yasir
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Matiashova, Lolita
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Tsagkaris, Christos
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Vladychuk, Valeriia
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Head, Michael
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Essar, Mohammad Yasir
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Essar, Mohammad Yasir, Matiashova, Lolita, Tsagkaris, Christos, Vladychuk, Valeriia and Head, Michael (2022) Infectious diseases amidst a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine: a rising concern. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 78, 103950. (doi:10.1016/j.amsu.2022.103950).

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Abstract

As of the 24th of February 2022, the war in Ukraine has increased the risk for infectious diseases outbreaks in the country and beyond. The disruption of healthcare services, the destruction of critical infrastructure, the displacement of millions of civilians and the crowded living conditions in bunkers pose a formiddable threat to public health. Infections are emphasized due to the low rates of vaccination against COVID-19 and the high prevalence of chronic infections such as Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS in Ukraine compared to the WHO Europe region. Collaboration between authorities and humanitatian organizations is necessary, in order to strengthen epidemiological surveillance and deploy vital resources that are required for the prevention and the management of infections.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2 June 2022
e-pub ahead of print date: 3 June 2022
Published date: 7 June 2022
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors.
Keywords: Healthcare, Infectious diseases, Ukraine, War

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Local EPrints ID: 467594
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/467594
ISSN: 2049-0801
PURE UUID: 743828bd-09bd-4e28-aad0-e9d647a45add
ORCID for Michael Head: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1189-0531

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Date deposited: 14 Jul 2022 17:13
Last modified: 23 Jul 2022 02:10

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Author: Mohammad Yasir Essar
Author: Lolita Matiashova
Author: Christos Tsagkaris
Author: Valeriia Vladychuk
Author: Michael Head ORCID iD

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