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MeSH Disease

Fever (158)

Cough (91)

Coronavirus Infections (78)

Dyspnea (71)

Fatigue (56)

Human Phenotype

Cough (195)

Fever (174)

Fatigue (61)

Pneumonia (59)

Hypertension (48)


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    Placental SARS-CoV-2 in a patient with mild COVID-19 disease

    Authors: Albert L. Hsu; Minhui Guan; Eric Johannesen; Amanda J. Stephens; Nabila Khaleel; Nikki Kagan; Breanna C. Tuhlei; Xiu-Feng Wan

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.11.20149344 Date: 2020-07-14 Source: medRxiv

    Background: The full impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy remains uncharacterized. Current literature suggests minimal maternal, fetal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality,1 and COVID-19 manifestations appear similar between pregnant and non-pregnant women.2 We present a case of placental SARS-CoV-2 virus in a woman with an uncomplicated pregnancy and mild COVID-19 disease. Methods: A pregnant woman was evaluated at University of Missouri Women and Childrens Hospital. Institutional review board approval was obtained; information was obtained from medical records. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed to detect SARS-CoV-2. A gynecological pathologist examined the placenta and performed histolopathology. Sections were formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded; slides were cut and subjected to hematoxylin-and-eosin or immunohistochemistry (IHC) staining. IHC was performed with specific monoclonal antibodies SERO to detect SARS-CoV-2 antigen or to identify trophoblasts. Findings: A 29 year-old multigravida presented at 40-4/7 weeks for labor induction. With myalgias HP myalgias MESHD two days prior, she tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Her parents TRANS were in self-isolation for COVID-19 positivity; husband was asymptomatic TRANS and tested negative for COVID-19, but exposed to a workplace (meatpacking facility) outbreak. Prenatal course was uncomplicated, with no gestational hypertension HP hypertension MESHD. She was afebrile and asymptomatic TRANS with normal vital signs throughout hospitalization. Her myalgias HP myalgias MESHD improved prior to admission. A liveborn male TRANS infant was delivered vaginally. Newborn course was uneventful; he was appropriate for gestational age TRANS, physical was unremarkable, and he was discharged home at 36 hours. COVID-19 RT-PCR test was negative at 24 hours. At one-week follow-up, newborn was breastfeeding well, with no fevers HP or respiratory distress HP. Overall placental histology is consistent with acute uterine hypoxia MESHD (subchorionic laminar necrosis MESHD) superimposed on chronic uterine hypoxia MESHD (extra-villous trophoblasts and focal chronic villitis MESHD). IHC using SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid-specific monoclonal antibody SERO demonstrated SARS-CoV-2 antigens throughout the placenta in chorionic villi endothelial cells, and rarely in CK7-expressing trophoblasts. Negative control placenta (November 2019 delivery) and ferret nasal turbinate tissues (not shown) were negative for SARS-CoV-2. Interpretation: In this report, SARS-CoV-2 was found in the placenta, but newborn was COVID-19 negative. Our case shows maternal vascular malperfusion, with no features of fetal vascular malperfusion. To our knowledge, this is the first report of placental COVID-19 despite mild COVID-19 disease in pregnancy (with no symptoms of COVID-19 aside from myalgias HP myalgias MESHD); specifically, this patient had no fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, or shortness of breath MESHD, but only myalgias HP myalgias MESHD and sick contacts. Despite her having mild COVID-19 disease in pregnancy, we demonstrate placental vasculopathy MESHD and presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus across the placenta. Evidence of placental COVID-19 raises concern for possible placental vasculopathy MESHD (potentially leading to fetal growth restriction, pre- eclampsia HP eclampsia MESHD, and other pregnancy complications) as well as for potential vertical transmission TRANS -- especially for pregnant women who may be exposed to COVID-19 in early pregnancy. Further studies are urgently needed, to determine whether women with mild, pre-symptomatic, or asymptomatic TRANS COVID-19 may have SARS-CoV-2 virus that can cross the placenta, cause fetal vascular malperfusion, and possibly affect the fetus. This raises important public health and public policy questions of whether future pregnancy guidance should include stricter pandemic precautions, such as screening for a wider array of COVID-19 symptoms, increased antenatal surveillance, and possibly routine COVID-19 testing on a regular basis throughout pregnancy.

    Clinical Characteristics and outcomes in HBV carriers TRANS with COVID-19 in WuHan, China: a retrospective cohort study

    Authors: Jingjing Lu; Mu Hu; Xia Zhou; Hui Zhu; Feilong Wang; Jianhao Huang; Zhongliang Guo; Qiang Li; Qi Yin; Zhifeng Yang

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel infectious disease MESHD that was first reported in Wuhan, China, but has spread to all parts of the world. At the same time, because China has millions of HBV carriers TRANS, HBV infection MESHD has become a major public health problem in China. In this study, we aim to describe the clinical features of HBV carriers TRANS (AsC) infected with COVID-19 and to assess the factors that may affect the outcome during disease progression.Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 72 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital. These patients were also diagnosed as HBV carriers TRANS. The epidemiological characteristics, demographic features, clinical manifestations, laboratory test, treatment, management and final outcome were collected and analyzed.Results: The median age TRANS of 72 patients is 58.5 years old, of which 55.56% (n=40) are male TRANS. 20 (30.56%) patients were severe cases and 50 (69.44%) were non-severe cases. Fever HP Fever MESHD is the most common symptom, followed by cough HP, chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD and sputum. Laboratory test results including hematologic, biochemical, infection MESHD and coagulation parameters and several indicators, such as Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST), Total Bilirubin (TBil), Direct Bilirubin (DBil), Indirect Bilirubin (IBil), γ-glutamyl Transferase (GGT) showed difference between their admission and discharge. The level of Prealbumin (PA) and Serum SERO Amyloid A (SAA) in the study showed a significant trend from high to low, which has statistical significance.Conclusions: The clinical features of HBV carriers TRANS with COVID-19 have obvious systemic symptoms, such as fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, and chest tightness HP chest tightness MESHD. Compared with liver function data on admission and discharge, SARS-CoV-2 does not directly activate the Hepatitis HP Hepatitis MESHD B virus, and the risk of liver cell damage of HBV carriers TRANS with COVID-19 does not increase. Both PA and SAA are sensitive indicators and can be used to evaluate the prognosis and outcome of these patients.

    Clinical Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP diagnosed in a primary care practice in Madrid (Spain)

    Authors: Marina Guisado-Clavero; Ana Herrero Gil; Marta Pérez Álvarez; Marta Castelo Jurado; Ana Herrera Marinas; Vanesa Aguilar Ruiz; Ileana Gefaell Iarrondo; Miguel Menéndez; Sara Ares-Blanco

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Possible cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection MESHD were diagnosed in primary care in Madrid, some of these cases had pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD. Most of the SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP published data came from hospitalised patients. This study set out to describe clinical characteristics of patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP diagnosed in primary care across age groups TRANS and type of pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD.Methods: Observational retrospective study obtaining clinical data from the electronic health records of patients who were followed-up by SARS-CoV-2 possible infection in a primary care practice in Madrid. All the cases were collected by in-person or remote consultation during the 10th March to the 7th of April. Exposure: Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP by chest X-ray ordered by the GP. Main outcomes and measures: Symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP, physical examination and diagnostic tests as a blood SERO test, nasopharyngeal swab results for RT-PCR (Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction) and chest X-ray results. Results: The overall SARS-CoV-2 pneumonias MESHD pneumonias HP collected were 172 ( female TRANS 87 [50.6%], mean age TRANS 60.5 years (standard deviation [SD] 17.0). Comorbidities were body mass index ≥25 kg/m 2 (90 [52.3%]), hypertension HP hypertension MESHD 83 [48.3%]), dyslipidaemia (68 [39.5%]) and diabetes MESHD (33 [19.2%]). The sample was stratified by age groups TRANS (<50 years, 50-75 years and ≥75 years). Clinical manifestations at onset were fever HP fever MESHD (144 [83.7%]), cough HP (140 [81.4%]), dyspnoea MESHD (103 [59.9%]) and gastrointestinal disturbances MESHD (72 [41.9%]). Day 7.8 (SD:4.1) from clinical onset was the mean day of pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD diagnosis. Bilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP was more prevalent than unilateral (126 [73.3%]) and 46 [26.7%]). Patients with unilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP were prone to higher pulse oximetry (96% vs 94%, p <0.001). We found differences between unilateral and bilateral cases in C-reactive protein (29.6 vs 81.5mg/L, p <0.001), and lymphocytes (1400.0 vs 1000.0E3/ml, p<0.001). Complications were registered: 42 (100%) of patients ≥75 years were admitted into hospital; pulmonary embolism HP pulmonary embolism MESHD was only present at bilateral pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD (7 patients [5.6%]) and death MESHD occurred in 1 patient with unilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP (2.2%) vs 10 patients (7.9%) with bilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP ( p 0.170).Conclusion: Clinical manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP were fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD and dyspnoea; this was especially clear in the elderly TRANS. We described different characteristics between unilateral and bilateral pneumonia MESHD pneumonia HP.

    Clinical and Epidemiological Characteristics and Outcome of Patients With Covid-19 in Sri Lanka; An Observational Study

    Authors: Meththananda Herath; Jayasekera Madduma Mudiyanselage Priyamali thusharika; Pathirage Loku pathirage Manoji Muditha Kumari; Thushan Amila Wijesinghe Wedikkula Acharige; karthick Gunananthan; Bernard Pingamagae Don June; Nirosha Madhuwanthi Hettiarachchi; Thushari Dilrukshi Kaluthantrige Dona; Piyarathne Lasantha Roshan Samarakoon Pathirana Mudiyanselage; Nuwan Bhathiya Senevirathne; Sivajini Bhishman; Asanka Gunaseela Jayawardana Kankanamage Aruna Jayawardhana; Harsha Priya Sanjeewa Weerasinghe arachchige; Priyantha Balasooriya; Prasath Thushanthy; Ganaka Senarathna; Krishantha Jayasekera; Sutharshan Ponnuthurai; Suranga Ravinda Manilgama; Inoka Kumudini Jayasinghe; Thilak Widana Arachchilage Ananda Jayalath; Pirasath Selladurai

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background Clinical manifestations of coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID19) can vary from asymptomatic TRANS to profusely symptomatic due to many factors. Having data on the clinical characteristics of the affected patients is important for the screening and diagnosis of COVID-19. Main objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical and epidemiological characteristics and outcomes of patients with COVID-19 admitted to six treatment centres in Sri Lanka.Methods For the specific epidemic situation of COVID-19, we chose to conduct a descriptive retrospective study from six treatment centres in the country between March 10, 2020 and May 30, 2020.Results The study included 431 laboratory confirmed patients with COVID-19. Of them, 335 (78.2%) were males TRANS and their mean age TRANS was 37 years. Most patients (373: 86.5%) had had close contact TRANS with COVID-19 positive patients. The majority were asymptomatic TRANS (243: 56.3%) and of the symptomatic patients, the most common symptom was sore throat (81, 19%), followed by cough HP (72, 17%), headache HP headache MESHD (72, 17%), fever HP fever MESHD (50, 12%), and nasal discharge (36, 8%). Eight patients required either high dependency care or intensive unit care two of them succumbed to the illness (0.5%). Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was used as a treatment in 248 patients and they had a significantly longer (17.6 days) duration of hospital stays compared those who were not treated (13.6 days) with HCQ. When the HCQ was not used as a treatment, asymptomatic TRANS individuals had significantly shorter durations of hospital (11.1 days) stays compared to symptomatic individuals (14.3 days).Conclusions The majority of patients remained asymptomatic TRANS during the course of illness. The most common symptom was sore throat, seen in one fifth of patients, followed by cough HP, and headache HP headache MESHD. Our study also indicated the possibility of reduced viral clearance and hence longer duration of hospital stays with HCQ.

    Clinical characteristics and Mortality risk factors among COVID-19 patients in Qom–Iran; The results of a Retrospective Cohort study

    Authors: Ahmad Hormati; SeyedYaser Foroghi Ghomi; masoudreza sohrabi; Ali Gholami; Saeede Jafari; Amir Jabbari; Reza AminNejad; Javad Khodadadi; Mansoureh shakeri; Alireza ShahHamzeh; Mahbobeh Afifian; Zohre Azad; Sajjad Ahmadpour; MohammadHadi Karbalai; MohammadReza Babaei; Parisa Karimzadeh; SeyedKamal Esshagh Hosseini

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-13 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background & AimCoronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in the Middle East was initially reported in Qom-Iran. Clinical and epidemiologic and mortality risk factors details have not been already fully explained.MethodIn a retrospective study, the hospitalized adult TRANS patients with laboratory diagnosed COVID-19 between February 25 to March 20, 2020 were enrolled. A checklist including demographic, clinical, laboratorial, imaging, and treatment data was completed for each of the participant. The data were extracted from electronic medical records. In case of lack of information, a member of the research team contacted them via phone. All the dead patients and the first one hundred survived patients with these criteria were enrolled in the study. Outcome defined as death MESHD or discharge of patients.ResultsOf admitted patients, 200 patients who had been discharged or died were involved in this study. The majority of them were male TRANS (56%). The mean age TRANS of all patients was 62.63 ± 14.9. Co-morbidity was reported in 124 (62%) patients in which hypertension HP hypertension MESHD was the most common. The most frequent clinical presentations were dyspnea HP dyspnea MESHD in 169 (84.5%), cough HP cough MESHD in 150 (75%), and fatigue HP fatigue MESHD/weakness in 123 (61.5%) patients. The main complications were respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD and acute respiratory distress syndrome MESHD respiratory distress HP syndrome with prevalence SERO of 143 (71.5%) and 105 (52.5%), accordingly. Multiple logistic models showed that decline of hemoglobin level (OR = 10.09), neutrophilia HP (OR = 3.48), high blood SERO urea nitrogen (OR = 4.29,), SpO2 ≤ 90% (OR = 3.38), and presence of patchy consolidation (OR = 6.81) were associated with poor outcome.ConclusionCOVID-19 disease has multiple aspects. CT scan findings, complete blood SERO count with differential, high blood SERO urea nitrogen and SpO2 are related to mortality. Hence needs to pay serious attention during admitting and surveillance, particularly among elderly TRANS patients and who with preexisting morbidities.

    COVID-19 presenting as anosmia HP anosmia MESHD and dysgeusia MESHD in New York City emergency departments, March - April, 2020

    Authors: Tina Z. Wang; Jessica Sell; Don Weiss; Ramona Lall

    doi:10.1101/2020.07.06.20147751 Date: 2020-07-07 Source: medRxiv

    Background: Increasing evidence has been emerging of anosmia HP anosmia MESHD and dysgeusia MESHD as frequently reported symptoms in COVID-19. Improving our understanding of these presenting symptoms may facilitate the prompt recognition of the disease in emergency departments and prevent further transmission TRANS. Methods: We examined a cross-sectional cohort using New York City emergency department syndromic surveillance data for March and April 2020. Emergency department visits for anosmia HP anosmia MESHD and/or dysgeusia MESHD were identified and subsequently matched to the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System to determine testing results for SARS-CoV-2. Results: Of the 683 patients with anosmia HP anosmia MESHD and/or dysgeusia MESHD included, SARS-CoV-2 testing was performed for 232 (34%) and 168 (72%) were found to be positive. Median age TRANS of all patients presenting with anosmia HP anosmia MESHD and/or dysgeusia symptoms MESHD was 38, and 54% were female TRANS. Anosmia HP and/or dysgeusia MESHD was the sole complaint of 158 (23%) patients, of whom 35 were tested for SARS-CoV-2 and 23 (66%) were positive. While the remaining patients presented with at least one other symptom, nearly half of all patients (n=334, 49%) and more than a third of those who tested positive (n=62, 37%) did not have any of the CDC-established symptoms used for screening of COVID-19 such as fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, shortness of breath MESHD, or sore throat. Conclusions and Relevance: Anosmia HP and/or dysgeusia MESHD have been frequent complaints among patients presenting to emergency departments during the COVID-19 pandemic, and, while only a small proportion of patients ultimately underwent testing for SARS-CoV-19, the majority of patients tested have been positive. Anosmia HP Anosmia MESHD and dysgeusia MESHD likely represent underrecognized symptoms of COVID-19 but may have important future implications in disease diagnosis and surveillance.

    Severe COVID-19 in cardiopath young pregnant without vertical transmission TRANS: a case report

    Authors: Ana Paula Figueiredo de Montalvão França; Danielly do Vale Pereira; Elaine Valéria Rodrigues; Flávia Nunes Vieira; Karine Santos Machado; Pedro Aleixo Nogueira; Ricardo Roberto de Souza Fonseca; Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-03 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: The new betacoronavirus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 MESHD (SARS-CoV-2) is the cause of COVID-19, and has spread rapidly around the world, reaching more than 200 countries, around 7 million people and causing more than 400.000 deaths according to the World Health Organization. Case presentation: A 26-year-old female TRANS at 28 weeks of gestation with regular prenatal care, a heart disease MESHD condition and no previous history of recent national or international traveling presented to a cardiology hospital, in Northern Brazil, with dry cough MESHD cough HP, sustained/continuous high fever HP, which quickly evolved to respiratory failure HP respiratory failure MESHD. Once stabilized an emergency cesarean was performed to preserve the fetus life. After surgery both patient and newborn were in Intensive Care Unit, then both patient and newborn nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal secretion were obtained to test for respiratory viral infections MESHD, such as SARS-CoV-2, also blood SERO samples were collected for laboratory exams. The patient’s tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 however her newborn SARS-CoV-2. And during treatment due patient’s conditions and severity the case evolved to death.Conclusion: This report highlights the relevance of comorbidities for the unfavorable clinical course of COVID-19, despite the adequate treatment used for patients affected by COVID-19, especially among the risk groups, as well as demonstrating the absence of vertical transmission TRANS of SARS-CoV-2. 

    Prolonged nucleic acid conversion and false-negative RT-PCR results in Indonesian patients with COVID-19: A case series

    Authors: Ika Trisnawati; Riat Al Khair; Aditya Rifqi Fauzi; Gunadi

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-02 Source: ResearchSquare

    Background: Prolonged nucleic acid conversion and false-negative results of real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) might occur in some patients with COVID-19 rather than recurrence of infection MESHD. Here, we reported four cases of COVID-19 with prolonged nucleic acid conversion and false-negative results of RT-PCR in our institution.Case presentation: Case 1: A 36-year-old- male TRANS patient complained of coughing HP up phlegm one week before admission. His chest X-rays showed mild pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD in the right lung. His swab test was confirmed positive for SARS-Cov-2. Besides the last two consecutive negative results, he also had negative results of RT-PCR twice (the 6th and 8th tests) from a total of 11 swab tests. Case 2: A 54-year-old- male TRANS patient complained of shortness of breath MESHD that worsened with activity. He had a comorbidity of diabetes MESHD. His chest X-rays showed inhomogeneous opacity on bilateral paracardial and lateral aspects. His swab test was confirmed positive for SARS-Cov-2. Besides the last two consecutive negative results, he also had negative results of RT-PCR once (the 5th test) from a total of 8 swab tests. Case 3: A 47-year-old man presented with complaints of fever HP fever MESHD, cough HP cough MESHD, sore throat, and diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD. He had comorbidities of asthma HP asthma MESHD and heart rhythm disorders MESHD. His chest X-rays showed bilateral pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD. His swab test was confirmed positive for SARS-Cov-2. Besides the last two consecutive negative results, he also showed negative results of RT-PCR twice (the 4th and 6th tests) from a total of 11 swab tests. Case 4: A 56-year-old- female TRANS complained of lethargy HP lethargy MESHD and diarrhea HP diarrhea MESHD. She has a history of hyperthyroidism HP hyperthyroidism MESHD. His chest X-rays showed bilateral pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD. She was confirmed positive for SARS-Cov-2. Besides the last two consecutive negative results, she also had negative results of RT-PCR twice (the 2nd and 10th tests) from a total of 14 swab tests.Conclusions: Our cases further confirmed TRANS the occurrence of prolonged nucleic acid conversion and the possibility of false negative results of RT-PCR in patients with COVID-19 instead of recurrence of infection MESHD. These findings might have an implication on the management of patients with COVID-19 who have already clinically and radiologically recovered, particularly related to subsequent spreading of the infection MESHD in the community.

    On two cases of atypical respiratory distress HP in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo months before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared: Could SARS-Cov-2 have been already spreading? Case report

    Authors: Guy-Quesney MATESO; Marius BAGUMA; Pacifique MWENE-BATU; Ghislain MAHESHE BALEMBA; Fabrice NZABARA; Samuel MAKALI; Aline BEDHA; Bonheur FURAHA; Jimmy MINANI; Christian TSHONGO MUHINDO; Espoir BWENGE MALEMBAKA; Mannix Imani MASIMANGO; Tony Akilimali SHINDANO; Justin Cirhuza CIKOMOLA; Kanigula MUBAGWA

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-07-01 Source: ResearchSquare

    BackgroundPredictions have been made that Africa would be the most vulnerable continent to the novel coronavirus disease MESHD 2019 (COVID-19). Interestingly, the spread of the disease TRANS in Africa seems to have been delayed and initially slower than in many parts of the World. Here we report on two cases which make us suspect that COVID-19 might have been present in our region before the official declaration of the disease in December 2019.Case presentationThese two cases (one 55-year-old man and one 25-year-old woman) of acute respiratory distress HP secondary to atypical pneumonia HP pneumonia MESHD were seen in Bukavu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), between September and December 2019. One patient had returned from China and the other had close contacts TRANS with travellers from China in the 2 weeks prior to the onset of symptoms TRANS. In either case, the aetiology could not be accurately determined. However, the two cases presented a clinical picture (progressive dyspnoea MESHD, preceded by dry cough MESHD cough HP and fever HP fever MESHD) and laboratory changes (procalcitonin within the normal range, slight inflammation MESHD, and lymphopenia HP lymphopenia MESHD) compatible with a viral infection MESHD. The chest X-Rays series of the first patient showed lesions (reticulations, ground glass, and nodules ≤ 6 mm) similar to those found in COVID-19. In addition, unlike the 25-year-old female TRANS patient who had no comorbidity, the 55-year-old male TRANS patient who had hypertension HP hypertension MESHD as comorbidity, developed a more severe acute respiratory distress HP which progressed to death.ConclusionThese cases bring to the attention a number of facts which make us suspect that the COVID-19 epidemic may have already been present in the region months before the official beginning of the pandemic.

    Epidemiology of COVID-19 in Yemen: A Descriptive Study

    Authors: Redhwan Al-Naggar; Lutfi Almaktari; Salem Madram; Hisham Al-shaikhli

    doi:10.21203/ Date: 2020-06-29 Source: ResearchSquare

    In Yemen, the first COVID-19 confirmed case TRANS was reported on 10 April 2020. The OBJECTIVE of this study is to identify the epidemiological characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Yemen. METHODOLOGY: From May 20 to 31, 2020, the data were obtained from the National Center of Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health and population, Aden, Yemen. A retrospective study used to determine the epidemiological characteristics of the first 53 confirmed cases TRANS of patients with COVID-19. This data includes the date of diagnosis, gender TRANS, age TRANS, governorates, and clinical symptoms. Data analyzed using SPSS version 22. RESULTS: A total number of 53 confirmed cases TRANS were obtained from the National Center of Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health and population, Aden, Yemen. The majority of the participants were male TRANS (72%), their age TRANS were less than 39 years (40%) and from Aden governorate (43%). The commonest symptoms reported among the participants were fever HP fever MESHD (%), sore throat and cough HP. Conclusion: Male TRANS, less than 39 years old and from Aden is the trend of COVID-19 in Yemen. The findings of this study may help provide guidance for frontline medical staff in the clinical management of the outbreak.

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