An ISI Article by Mr. Mohammad Yasir Essar in the “Journal of Medical Virology”.

Another achievement by Kateb Research Center!

An ISI article by Mr. Mohammad Yasir Essar, a research professor at Medical field of Kateb Research Center, entitled “Chikungunya and COVID-19 in Brazil: the danger of overlapping crisis” in the “Journal of Medical Virology” with impact factor of (IF:2). It is worth mentioning that this article was published with the affiliation of Kateb University.

Summary of the article:

The first case of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) was identified in Brazil on February 26, 2020. Since then, the country has witnessed a marked increase in the number of cases, becoming the third most affected country preceded by the United States of America and India. In the global pandemic, Brazil is witnessing an overlap of the chikungunya virus (CHIKV) epidemic representing a burden on the public health system.

The first case of CHIKV infection was confirmed in northern Brazil in September 2014. Since then the disease has spread across the country. In 2019, 132,205 cases of chikungunya were reported in Brazil, with an incidence rate of 62.9 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants. The southeast and northeast regions had the highest rates of incidence with 104.6 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants and 59.4 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively. The states of Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Norte concentrated 75.6% of the cases.

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