Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 655

Table of Content: August 2015; 7(8)

August 2015

Seroprevalence of brucellosis among livestock workers at Maiduguri cattle market, Borno State, North Eastern, Nigeria

A serological survey was conducted to determine the seroprevalence of brucellosis in livestock workers at Maiduguri cattle market, Borno State, Nigeria. A total of 100 serum samples comprising 40 from animal handlers, 25 from livestock keepers, 20 from butchers and 15 from middlemen were tested using Rose Bengal Plate Test (RBPT) antigen for both Brucella abortus and Brucella melitensis. Seroprevalence rate of 11% was...

Author(s): Nuhu Bala Adamu, Solomon Olushola Adeniyi, Shuaibu Gidado Adamu, James Olaniyi Olabode Bale, Anthony Ekle Joseph Okoh, Gali Abaka Umaru and Yahaya Abdullahi Umar

August 2015

Is mobile health (mHealth) the magic bullet? A short review of the impact of mHealth on adolescent sexual health

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) remains a major public health and developmental issue worldwide. The stage of adolescence is typically characterised by a desire for information, curiosity and experimentation. Adolescent social interactions, relationships and sexual behaviour are intimately linked to information available to them during this transition period and ASRH programmes deliver sexual and...

Author(s): Chukwuemeka Austin Ihesie

August 2015

Audit of use of antimicrobial agents at a tertiary health centre in Lagos, Nigeria

Antimicrobial agents are reported to be the commonest prescribed medication among physicians. Studies have shown that up to 50% of antimicrobial agents prescriptions are inappropriate. The study was a retrospective cross-sectional design. Records of all patients admitted to both the medical and paediatrics wards during the period of audit were reviewed after discharge from the hospital. The appropriateness of the...

Author(s): Sunday O. Ogundele, Olayinka O. Ogunleye, Bamidele Mutiu and Samuel O. Akodu