Publications by authors named "M Egail"

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Ribonucleic acid COVID-19 vaccine-associated cutaneous adverse drug events: a case series of two patients.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Jephson Dermatology Centre, South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick, UK.

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April 2021

Knowledge, attitude and practice of health care providers toward Ebola virus disease in hotspots in Khartoum and White Nile states, Sudan, 2014.

Am J Infect Control 2016 Jan 11;44(1):20-3. Epub 2015 Sep 11.

Academy of Health Sciences Research Group, Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan.

Background: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is an infectious disease associated with a high fatality rate. Health care providers (HCPs) are frequently infected while treating patients with suspected or confirmed EVD. Knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practices of HCP toward EVD, especially in hot spots, is an essential element to control the disease.

Materials And Methods: In this descriptive, cross-sectional, health facility-based study, 258 HCPs were interviewed in different health facilities in hot spots in the targeted states, including district and federal hospitals and health centers, using a self-administrated questionnaire.

Results: The majority of respondents were house officers (40.7%), followed by nurses (26.4%). The remaining respondents were registrars, medical officers, and allied health professionals. All participants had heard about EVD. There were significant differences in the knowledge of doctors and allied health care providers regarding modes of transmission and clinical manifestations. Some false information, such as airborne transmission (53.1%) and insect transmission (20.2%), was reported by respondents. The majority of respondents (81.3%) claimed that they would treat patients with suspected EVD while taking a safe approach, 83.5% said they would notify health authorities about cases of suspected EVD, and 91.1% reported not attending any training sessions about EVD.

Conclusion: The media plays an important role in increasing awareness about EVD. Regardless, however, researchers recommend more in-service training for HCPs to increase their knowledge about EVD.
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January 2016