Transactions: Volume 117, Issue 3, March 2023

01 Mar 2023

Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene was founded in 1908. Take a look at the articles featured in Volume 117, Issue 3.

Many predictive models for dengue fever disease progression have been developed, but no definitive model has been approved for clinical use.In this month’s Editor’s Choice article, Hyelan Lee et al., report the first quantitative summary of the prognostic precision of these models and provide recommendations as to how they can be incorporated into actual clinical settings.

This issue also includes a short communication article on responding to the cuts in UK AID to NTD control programmes in Africa. Original articles in this issue include research on global health issues such as Zika virus, hepatitus A and E, HIV/AIDS, snakebite, and COVID-19.

Please find all articles linked below.

Review Article

Comprehensive analysis of multivariable models for predicting severe dengue prognosis: systematic review and meta-analysis 
Hyelan Lee, Seungjae Hyun, Sangshin Park

Original Articles

Clinical and epidemiological aspects of severe acute respiratory infection: before and during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil 
Felipe Cotrim de Carvalho, Erica Tatiane da Silva, Walquiria Aparecida Ferreira de Almeida, Matheus Almeida Maroneze, Jaqueline de Araujo Schwartz, João Pedro Vieira Jardim, Henry Maia Peixoto

Comparison of mucormycosis infection between patients with and without a history of COVID-19 infection: a retrospective cohort study 
Mohammad Hassan Gholampoor Saadi, Seyed Ali Hosseini, Zohre Khodamoradi, Maryam Mokhtaryan, Navid Omidifar, Mohsen Moghadami 

Multicountry study of SARS-CoV-2 and associated risk factors among healthcare workers in Côte d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and South Africa 
Sarah Kribi, Fidèle Touré, Adriano Mendes, Soufiane Sanou, Arsène Some, Abdoul M Aminou, Essia Belarbi, Rosemary Griessel, Arsène Hema, Firmin Kabore, Paul Pitzinger, Amy Strydom, Ann Christin Vietor, Korotimi Traoré, Arsène Zongo, Etilé A Anoh, Marica Grossegesse, Natalie Hofmann, Soumeya Ouangraoua, Armel Poda, Thérèse Kagone, Grit Schubert, Tim Eckmanns, Marietjie Venter, Fabian Leendertz, Chantal Akoua-Koffi, Sara Tomczyk

Identifying hidden Zika hotspots in Pernambuco, Brazil: a spatial analysis
Laís Picinini Freitas, Rachel Lowe, Andrew E Koepp, Sandra Valongueiro Alves, Molly Dondero, Letícia J Marteleto

Ethnic differences in hepatitis A and E virus seroprevalence in patients attending the Emergency Department, Paramaribo, Suriname 
M S Mac Donald-Ottevanger, Maria Prins, Jaap van Dissel, Neela Rier, Johan Reimerink, Wilco C W R Zijlmans, Stephen G S Vreden, Anders Boyd

Region-specific improvisation on WHO case definition and environmental risk factors associated with dengue: a case–control analysis from Kerala, India 
Thekkumkara Surendran Anish, Mathew J Valamparampil, Arya Rahul, Prasanta Saini, Kannamkottapilly Chandrasekharan Prajitha, Meenu Maheswari Suresh, Aravind Reghukumar, N Pradeep Kumar 

Characterisation and prevalence of community-associated MRSA among horses, dogs, cats and their human handlers: a cross-sectional study 
Aliyu Abdulkadir, Junaidu Kabir, Bello Mohammed, Busayo Olayinka

Attitudes, knowledge and practices of traditional snakebite healers in Nepal: implications for prevention and control of snakebite
Deb P Pandey, Gita Subedi (Pandey), Sunil Sapkota, Dharma R Dangol, Naba R Devkota

Mediating effects of resilience on frailty and depression among older Chinese people living with HIV/AIDS: a cross-sectional study in Hunan 
Meng Yao, Dan Chen, Lijun Meng, Cui Zhou, Xingli Li