• Demographics and Epidemiology of Hepatitis B in the State of Qatar: A Five-Year Surveillance-Based Incidence Study 

      Al Romaihi, Hamad E.; Ganesan, Nandakumar; Farag, Elmoubasher A.; Smatti, Maria K.; Nasrallah, Gheyath K.; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2019 , Article)
      Background: Expatriates represent >80% of Qatar’s population, mostly arriving from countries in Africa and Asia that are endemic with many diseases. This increases the risk for introducing new pathogens into the country ...
    • Improving Influenza Vaccination Rate among Primary Healthcare Workers in Qatar 

      Elawad, Khalid H; Farag, Elmoubasher A; Abuelgasim, Dina A; Smatti, Maria K; Al-Romaihi, Hamad E; ... more authors ( MDPI , 2017 , Article)
      The purpose of this study was to improve influenza vaccination, and determine factors influencing vaccine declination among health care workers (HCW) in Qatar. We launched an influenza vaccination campaign to vaccinate ...
    • Improving influenza vaccination rate among primary healthcareworkers in Qatar 

      Elawad, Khalid H.; Farag, Elmoubasher A.; Abuelgasim, Dina A.; Smatti, Maria K.; Al-Romaihi, Hamad E.; ... more authors ( MDPI AG , 2017 , Article)
      The purpose of this study was to improve influenza vaccination, and determine factors influencing vaccine declination among health care workers (HCW) in Qatar. We launched an influenza vaccination campaign to vaccinate ...
    • One Year of SARS-CoV-2: Genomic Characterization of COVID-19 Outbreak in Qatar 

      Benslimane, Fatiha M; Al Khatib, Hebah A; Al-Jamal, Ola; Albatesh, Dana; Boughattas, Sonia; ... more authors ( Frontiers , 2021 , Article)
      Qatar, a country with a strong health system and a diverse population consisting mainly of expatriate residents, has experienced two large waves of COVID-19 outbreak. In this study, we report on 2634 SARS-CoV-2 whole-genome ...
    • Pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19: Implications for control measures in Qatar 

      Tawengi, Abdelaziz M.; Johnston, Samantha; Albayat, Soha Shawqi; Bansal, Devendra; Ahmed, Shazia; ... more authors ( QSCIENCE , 2021 , Article)
      Public health control measures for communicable diseases are often based on the identification of symptomatic cases. However, emerging epidemiological evidence demonstrates the role of presymptomatic and asymptomatic ...
    • Qatar - Longitudinal Assessment of Mental Health in Pandemics (Q-LAMP) 

      Khaled, Salma; Haddad, Peter; Al-Abdulla, Majid; Bellaj, Tarek; Marzouki, Yousri; ... more authors ( Qatar University Press , 2020 , Poster)
      Aims: QLAMP aims to identify risk factors and resilience factors for symptoms of psychiatric illness during the pandemic. Study strengths include the 1-year longitudinal design and the use of standardised instruments already ...