Smaller disease outbreaks around the world during covid 19 pandemic: A review article
Pushpendra Sahu and Naudibya Majhi
The on-going COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates how small outbreak can escalate rapidly to large scale. Due to the impact of the disease, COVID-19 has steadily been under focus. However, there were outbreaks of other zoonoses occurring simultaneously throughout the year. Since, zoonoses accounts for majority of the disease outbreaks occurring time and again, it necessitates documentation of the neglected local outbreaks to prevent further spread. To summarize the disease outbreaks other than COVID-19 that occurred in the year 2020 and collate them in a useful manner. The various disease outbreak occuring across the world from 1st January to 30th November 2020 was reviewed and compiled. The disease outbreak news from the world health organisation was the source for the extraction of information. The disease outbreak information categorized into various headings like agent of the outbreak, probable time period, place, no. of cases, etc. Disease outbreak news of 18 diseases were reported in 11 months around the world. Out of those, 16 diseases were caused by viruses, one disease (plague) by bacteria and one disease (Dracunculiasis) by the parasite. Sixteen outbreaks were zoonoses. Twelve disease outbreaks occured in the African continent, five were in South America, two in Asia and North America each and one in Europe. Timely notification of outbreak and coordination between the various organizations under the One Health approach required.
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Pushpendra Sahu, Naudibya Majhi. Smaller disease outbreaks around the world during covid 19 pandemic: A review article. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(8):1276-1281.