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Review Article
COVID-19: Weighing the Endeavors of Nations, with Time to Event Analysis
Shine Stephen, Alwin Issac, Jaison Jacob, VR Vijay, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, Nadiya Krishnan
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(4):149-157.   Published online August 31, 2020
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The cataclysmic COVID-19 pandemic erupted silently causing colossal impact worldwide, the repercussions of which indicated a lackadaisical vigilance in preparation for such a pandemic. This review assessed the measures taken by nations to contain this pandemic. A literature review was conducted using Medline, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Scopus, and WHO website. There were 8 nations (selected from the GHS index list) appraised for containment strategies. This was achieved by using mortality rate (per million) as the primary endpoint. The nations which were proactive, initiated scientific strategies earlier with rigor, appeared to have succeeded in containing the pandemic, although it is still too early to arbitrate a verdict. The so called “pandemic war” mandates international, interdisciplinary, and interdepartmental collaboration. Furthermore, building trust and confidence between the government and the public, having transparent communication, information sharing, use of advanced research-technology, and plentiful resources are required in the fight against COVID-19.


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    Maria Sassi, Gopal Trital
    Development Southern Africa.2023; : 1.     CrossRef
  • Paediatric orthopaedic surgery during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. A safe and pragmatic approach to service provision
    Ibrar Majid, Tahani Fowzi Al Ali, M.A. Serour, Hisham M. Elsayed, Yousra Samir, Ajay Prashanth Dsouza, Hayder Saleh AlSaadi, Sattar Alshryda
    The Surgeon.2022; 20(6): e338.     CrossRef
  • An evidence-based nursing care guide for critically ill patients with COVID-19: A scoping Review
    Manju Dhandapani, Vijay VR, Nadiya Krishnan, Lakshmanan Gopichandran, Alwin Issac, Shine Stephen, Jaison Jacob, Thilaka Thilaka, Lakshmi Narayana Yaddanapudi, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani
    Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research.2022; : 144.     CrossRef
  • An examination of Thailand’s health care system and strategies during the management of the COVID-19 pandemic
    Alwin Issac, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, VR Vijay, Shine Stephen, Nadiya Krishnan, Jaison Jacob, Sam Jose, SM Azhar, Anoop S Nair
    Journal of Global Health.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Somatoform Symptoms among Frontline Health-Care Providers during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Jaison Jacob, VR Vijay, Alwin Issac, Shine Stephen, Manju Dhandapani, Nadiya Krishnan, VR Rakesh, Sam Jose, Anoop S. Nair, SM Azhar
    Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine.2021; 43(3): 272.     CrossRef
  • How the nations should gear up for future pandemics?
    Alwin Issac, VR Vijay, Nadiya Krishnan, Jaison Jacob, Shine Stephen, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, Manju Dhandapani
    Journal of Global Health.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Determinants of Willingness for COVID-19 Vaccine: Implications for Enhancing the Proportion of Vaccination Among Indians
    Jaison Jacob, Shine Stephen, Alwin Issac, Nadiya Krishnan, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, Vijay V R, Manju Dhandapani, Sam Jose, Azhar SM, Anoop S Nair
    Cureus.2021;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • O Papel da Telessaúde na Pandemia Covid-19: Uma Experiência Brasileira
    Rodolfo Souza da Silva, Carlos André Aita Schmtiz, Erno Harzheim, Cynthia Goulart Molina-Bastos, Elise Botteselle de Oliveira, Rudi Roman, Roberto Nunes Umpierre, Marcelo Rodrigues Gonçalves
    Ciência & Saúde Coletiva.2021; 26(6): 2149.     CrossRef
  • Scrutiny of COVID-19 response strategies among severely affected European nations
    Shine Stephen, Alwin Issac, Rakesh Vadakkethil Radhakrishnan, Jaison Jacob, VR Vijay, Sam Jose, SM Azhar, Anoop S. Nair, Nadiya Krishnan, Rakesh Sharma, Manju Dhandapani
    Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives.2021; 12(4): 203.     CrossRef
Short Communication
Coronavirus Disease-19: Quarantine Framework for Travelers Entering Korea
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2020;11(3):133-139.   Published online May 8, 2020
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  • 6 Citations
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South Korea is operating a flexible quarantine management system which is based on the results of epidemiological investigations of patients arriving from overseas with coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), and closely monitoring COVID-19 outbreaks. South Korea has designated countries with a localized, high prevalence of infection as “quarantine inspection required areas” and has reinforced quarantine measures by applying special immigration procedures for people entering South Korea. Furthermore, South Korea also provides information on international travel history of entrants (who are South Korean citizens and foreign nationals) to all medical institutions, through the smart quarantine information system. On March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic. Inevitably, the number of patients from overseas with COVID-19 (based on 10,000 people entering South Korea), increased to 10 cases in the second week of March, 37 cases in the third week, and 67.7 cases in the fourth week. However, after enforcing quarantine strengthening measures, and with a decrease in the number of people entering the country, the number of cases decreased to 52.0 in the first week of April.


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  • A scalable framework for smart COVID surveillance in the workplace using Deep Neural Networks and cloud computing
    Ajay Singh, Vaibhav Jindal, Rajinder Sandhu, Victor Chang
    Expert Systems.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Time from Exposure to Diagnosis among Quarantined Close Contacts of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant Index Case-Patients, South Korea
    Hye Ryeon Lee, Young June Choe, Eun Jung Jang, Jia Kim, Ji Joo Lee, Hye Young Lee, Hanul Park, Sang Eun Lee, Moonsu Kim, Seonggon Kim, Hanna Yoo, Ju-Hyung Lee, Hyun Jeong Ahn, Mi-Young Go, Won Ick Kim, Bu Sim Lee, Hwa-Pyeong Ko, Jeonghee Yu, Eun-Young Kim
    Emerging Infectious Diseases.2022; 28(4): 901.     CrossRef
  • Response System for and Epidemiological Features of COVID-19 in Gyeongsangnam-do Province in South Korea
    Yu Mi Wi, Su Jin Lim, Si-Ho Kim, Seungjin Lim, Su Jin Lee, Byung-Han Ryu, Sun In Hong, Oh-Hyun Cho, Kyunglan Moon, Kyung-Wook Hong, Sunjoo Kim, In-Gyu Bae
    Clinical Infectious Diseases.2021; 72(4): 661.     CrossRef
  • Public health effects of travel-related policies on the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed-methods systematic review
    Lama Bou-Karroum, Joanne Khabsa, Mathilda Jabbour, Nadeen Hilal, Zeinab Haidar, Pamela Abi Khalil, Rima Abdul Khalek, Jana Assaf, Gladys Honein-AbouHaidar, Clara Abou Samra, Layal Hneiny, Sameh Al-Awlaqi, Johanna Hanefeld, Fadi El-Jardali, Elie A. Akl, Ch
    Journal of Infection.2021; 83(4): 413.     CrossRef
  • CASE-CF: Context Aware Smart Epidemic Control Framework
    Harsuminder Kaur Gill, Vivek Kumar Sehgal, Anil Kumar Verma
    New Generation Computing.2021; 39(3-4): 541.     CrossRef
    B. M. Vashisht, Dhriti Bapna, Srishti Singh, Arup Saha, Manjeet Rathee, Kapil Yadav
Original Article
Risk of Water and Food-Borne Communicable Diseases in Travelers Entering Korea
Kyung Sook Jung, Yu Mi Jang, Ji Hye Hwang, Gi Jun Park, Tae Jong Son
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(4):215-220.   Published online August 31, 2019
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It was supposed to analyze status and affecting factors in water and food-borne communicable disease by screening entrants with diarrhea symptom at the point of entry in Korea


Symptomatic travelers with water and food-borne communicable diseases who entered Korea were diagnosed by a health declaration and detection of causative agents in water and food using laboratory tests. Among those entered in 2017, the affecting factors in the incidence of communicable diseases among those who had diarrhea at the entry into Korea, were analyzed, with frequency and chi-square test.


The number of travel entrants with gastrointestinal communicable diseases increased by 40.19% from 2013 to 2017. The percentage of causative agents of water and food-borne communicable diseases was the highest at 69.2% from July to September. The rate of detection of causative agents of communicable disease pathogens in travelers from Southeast Asia entering Korea was 70.2%, which was higher than people arriving from East Asia and Central Asia (57.5%; p < 0.001).


The positive ratio of causative agents of water and food-borne communicable diseases was high among travelers that had entered Korea from July to September, with a high number among entrants from Southeast Asia. Based on the positive detection of causative agents, the entry period and countries visited were statistically significant affecting factors (p < 0.001).

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