• COVID-19 risk score as a public health tool to guide targeted testing: A demonstration study in Qatar 

      J. Abu-Raddad, Laith; Dargham, Soha; Chemaitelly, Hiam; Coyle, Peter; Al Kanaani, Zaina; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2022 , Article)
      We developed a Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) risk score to guide targeted RTPCR testing in Qatar. The Qatar national COVID-19 testing database, encompassing a total of 2,688,232 RT-PCR tests conducted between February ...
    • Health in times of uncertainty in the eastern Mediterranean region, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 

      Mokdad, Ali H; Forouzanfar, Mohammad Hossein; Daoud, Farah; El Bcheraoui, Charbel; Moradi-Lakeh, Maziar; ... more authors ( Elsevier, Ltd , 2016 , Article)
      Background: The eastern Mediterranean region is comprised of 22 countries: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, ...
    • Introduction and expansion of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 variant and reinfectionsAU in Qatar:: Inthetitle A ; Ichan nationally representative cohort study 

      J. Abu-Raddad, Laith; Chemaitelly, Hiam; H. Ayoub, Houssein; Coyle, Peter; A. Malek, Joel; ... more authors ( Public Library of Science , 2021 , Article)
      Background The epidemiology of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 (or Alpha) variant is insufficiently understood. This study’s objective was to describe the introduction and expansion of this variant in Qatar and to estimate the ...
    • Prevalence and Potential Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance in Qatar 

      Khaled, Salma; Petcu, Catalina; Bader, Lina; Amro, Iman; Al-Hamadi, Aisha; ... more authors ( Qatar University Press , 2021 , Poster)
      Global COVID-19 pandemic containment necessitates understanding the risk of hesitance or resistance to vaccine uptake in different populations. The Middle East and North Africa currently lack vital representative vaccine ...
    • Prevalence and trends of transfusion transmissible infections among blood donors in the State of Qatar, 2013-2017. 

      Aabdien, Mohamed; Selim, Nagah; Himatt, Sayed; Hmissi, Saloua; Merenkov, Zeyd; ... more authors ( BMC , 2020 , Article)
      Millions of lives around the world are being saved annually through blood transfusion. However, blood transfusion is among the essential vehicles for transmitting infections. The overall prevalence of Transfusion Transmissible ...
    • Real-Time SARS-CoV-2 Genotyping by High-Throughput Multiplex PCR Reveals the Epidemiology of the Variants of Concern in Qatar 

      R. Hasan, Mohammad; K.R. Kalikiri, Mahesh; Mirza, Faheem; Sundararaju, Sathyavathi; Sharma, Anju; ... more authors ( Elsevier , 2021 , Article)
      Complementing whole genome sequencing strategies with high-throughput multiplex RT-qPCR genotyping allows for more comprehensive and real-time tracking of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern. During the second and third waves ...