Publications by authors named "Qanta A Ahmed"

38Publications

All Hands on Deck: A synchronized whole-of-world approach for COVID-19 mitigation.

Int J Infect Dis 2020 Sep 18;98:208-215. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Research Innovation Center, King Saud Medical City, Ministry of Health and College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address:

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September 2020

No time for dilemma: mass gatherings must be suspended.

Lancet 2020 04 30;395(10231):1191-1192. Epub 2020 Mar 30.

Global Centre for Mass Gatherings Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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April 2020

Covid-19 and community mitigation strategies in a pandemic.

BMJ 2020 Mar 17;368:m1066. Epub 2020 Mar 17.

Research and Innovation Center, King Saud Medical City, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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March 2020

The cancellation of mass gatherings (MGs)? Decision making in the time of COVID-19.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2020 Mar - Apr;34:101631. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

Research & Innovation Center, King Saud Medical City, Ministry of Health and College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2020

Hajj abattoirs in Makkah: risk of zoonotic infections among occupational workers.

Vet Med Sci 2019 08 23;5(3):428-434. Epub 2019 Apr 23.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine & Department of Research, Prince Mohamed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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August 2019

From Hajj services to Mass Gathering Medicine: Saudi Arabia formalizes a novel discipline.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2019 Mar - Apr;28:105-106. Epub 2018 Jul 18.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine and Research Department, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health & College of Medicine Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2019

From the "Madding Crowd" to mass gatherings-religion, sport, culture and public health.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2019 Mar - Apr;28:91-97. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine and Research Department, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health & College of Medicine Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Electronic address:

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May 2019

Zika in Singapore: implications for Saudi Arabia.

East Mediterr Health J 2017 Jun 14;23(4):311-313. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Ministry of Health, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States of America.

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June 2017

Yellow fever from Angola and Congo: a storm gathers.

Trop Doct 2017 Apr;47(2):92-96

3 Senior Consultant, Infectious Diseases & Director Research Center, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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April 2017

The public health planners' perfect storm: Hurricane Matthew and Zika virus.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2017 Jan - Feb;15:63-66. Epub 2016 Dec 23.

Ministry of Health & College of Medicine Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Hajj 2016: Under the shadow of global Zika spread.

Am J Infect Control 2016 Dec 14;44(12):1449-1450. Epub 2016 Oct 14.

Ministry of Health & College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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December 2016

Hajj 2016: Required vaccinations, crowd control, novel wearable tech and the Zika threat.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2016 Sep - Oct;14(5):429-432. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

Ministry of Health & College of Medicine Alfaisal University, P.O. Box 54146, Riyadh 11514, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

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May 2017

Yellow fever and Hajj: with all eyes on Zika, a familiar flavivirus remains a threat.

Front Med 2016 Dec 23;10(4):527-530. Epub 2016 Dec 23.

Ministry of Health, Riyadh, 11514, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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December 2016

Poliomyelitis in Pakistan: time for the Muslim world to step in.

Lancet 2013 May 24;381(9877):1521-3. Epub 2013 Apr 24.

Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Winthrop University Hospital, State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, USA.

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May 2013

The Muslim football player and Ramadan: current challenges.

J Sports Sci 2012 18;30 Suppl 1:S3-7. Epub 2012 May 18.

Clinique Chahrazed, FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Cheraga, Alger, Algeria.

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November 2012

Emergence of medicine for mass gatherings: lessons from the Hajj.

Lancet Infect Dis 2012 Jan;12(1):56-65

Preventive Medicine Directorate, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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January 2012

Empiric auto-titrating CPAP in people with suspected obstructive sleep apnea.

J Clin Sleep Med 2010 Apr;6(2):140-5

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center and Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC . USA.

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April 2010

Severe sepsis and septic shock at the Hajj: etiologies and outcomes.

Travel Med Infect Dis 2009 Jul 23;7(4):247-52. Epub 2008 Oct 23.

Department of Critical Care & Internal Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh 11426, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2009