The emergence of novel infectious diseases and the public health impact of mass gathering events: risks and challenges

Authors

  • Mohammad Asim Trauma and vascular surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha
  • Naushad Ahmad Khan Hamad General Hospital
  • Kudaibergen Osmonaliev Ala-too International University
  • Brijesh Sathian Rumailah Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v12i4.50997

Keywords:

Novel infectious diseases, mass gathering event, COVID-19

Abstract

To date, there is the continuous emergence of novel infectious diseases endangering individuals' health and well-being worldwide. Over the past few decades, around forty contagious diseases, such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus-1 (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS), Ebola, Zika, and newly, COVID-19 and Monkeypox outbreaks, have been reported globally. Zoonotic transmission is the major cause of these emerging infections in humans. These, whether caused by previously unknown pathogens or by those already well-known to science, heighten global concerns about the spread of communicable diseases and the resulting increase in death and disability. 

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Author Biographies

Naushad Ahmad Khan , Hamad General Hospital

Clinical Research, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar.

Kudaibergen Osmonaliev, Ala-too International University

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Ala-too International University,

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Brijesh Sathian, Rumailah Hospital

Geriatrics and long term care department, Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Asim, M., Naushad Ahmad Khan, Kudaibergen Osmonaliev, & Brijesh Sathian. (2022). The emergence of novel infectious diseases and the public health impact of mass gathering events: risks and challenges . Nepal Journal of Epidemiology, 12(4), 1238–1241. https://doi.org/10.3126/nje.v12i4.50997

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Editorial