Malawi: Leprosy Resurfaces in Malawi
[The Herald] Lilongwe -Leprosy, a pandemic that was believed to have been stamped out in Malawi in 1970, has resurfaced in the country with one reported death and 24 on treatment. According to the local media, the disease has affected the eastern districts of Balaka and Zomba, the border districts of Phalombe and Nsanje in the south, and the lake shore district of Salima in the central region.
CONCLUSIONS: This single practice study showed total patient contact was similar over both sample periods, but most contact in 2020 was virtual. Further longitudinal multi-practice studies to confirm these findings and describe future consultation patterns are needed to inform general practice service delivery post-COVID-19. PMID: 33032304 [PubMed - in process]
Curious what people think with pandemic and lack of away rotations.
Publication date: 15 February 2021Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 170Author(s): Brian W. Haas, Fumiko Hoeft, Kazufumi Omura
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Academic PediatricsAuthor(s): Bonnie Crume
Authors: Lam PT PMID: 33034296 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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