COVID-19 Collection

A collection of all COVID-19 articles published in WPSAR.


COVID-19: Perspective

Strengthening health systems resilience using environmental surveillance for COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance in the Philippines
Miguel Antonio Salazar, Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio, Aileen H. Orbecido, Ruth C. Abanador, Michael Angelo Promentilla, Arnel B. Beltran, Renan Ma. T. Tanhueco, Marilen Parungao Balolong

The ongoing value of first few X studies for COVID-19 in the Western Pacific Region
Adrian Marcato, James E Fielding, Kristy Crooks, Peter D Massey, Linh-Vi Le, Isabel Bergeri, Jodie McVernon

How Iwate Prefecture in Japan maintained a low COVID-19 infection rate
Shuko Takahashi, Ichiro Kawachi

Dengue at the time of COVID-19 in the Philippines
Xerxes Tesoro Seposo

Prioritizing mosquito-borne diseases during and after the COVID-19 pandemic
Shahmshad Ahmed Khan, Cameron Ewart Webb, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim

Early response to COVID-19 in the Philippines
Arianna Maever L Amit, Veincent Christian F Pepito, Manuel M Dayrit

Mongolia Red Cross Society, influenza preparedness planning and the response to COVID-19: the case for investing in epidemic preparedness
Lisa Natoli, Narangoo Gaysuren, Densmaa Odkhuu, Veronica Bell


COVID-19: Field Investigation Report

The role of leadership among a Congolese community in Australia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: a narrative study
Sunita J Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Katarzyna Bolsewicz, Karinne Andrich, Peter D Massey


COVID-19: Outbreak Investigation Report

Nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus disease in two general wards during the initial wave of the pandemic in 2020, Tokyo, Japan
Naoya Sakamoto, Masayuki Ota, Tomoko Takeda, Atsushi Kosaka, Takuya Washino, Sentaro Iwabuchi, Minako Beppu, Itaru Nishiduka, Tamano Matsui, Motoi Suzuki, Fukumi Nakamura-Uchiyama

COVID-19 outbreak at an aged-care facility in Selangor, Malaysia, March–April 2020
Faridah Jafri, Mardiana Omar, Faridah Kusnin, Masitah Mohamad

Use of movement restrictions during an outbreak of COVID-19 in Selangor, Malaysia
Anita Suleiman, Shaari Ngadiman, Mazliza Ramly, Ahmad Faudzi Yusoff, Mohamed Paid Yusof

The first community outbreak of COVID-19 in Viet Nam: description and lessons learned
Duong Nhu Tran, Quynh Mai Thi Le, Hien Tran Nguyen, Nghia Duy Ngu, Khoa Trong Nguyen, Tuan Hai Nguyen, Tu Anh Tran, Tu Huy Ngo, Mai Phuong Vu Hoang, Anh Duc Dang

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during Chinese New Year dinner in a restaurant, Hong Kong (China), 2020
Tsz-sum Lam, Chi-hong Wong, Wing-hang Lam, Ho-yeung Lam, Yonnie Chau-kuen Lam, Emily Chi-mei Leung, Shuk kwan Chuang

A superspreading event involving a cluster of 14 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections from a family gathering event in Hong Kong SAR (China)
Ho Yeung Lam, Tsz Sum Lam, Chi Hong Wong, Wing Hang Lam, Chi Mei Emily Leung, Chau Kuen Yonnie Lam, Tin Wai Winnie Lau, Chi Hin Billy Ho, Ka Hing Wong, Shuk Kwan Chuang


COVID-19: Surveillance System Implementation / Evaluation

Integration of publicly available case-based data for real-time coronavirus disease 2019 risk assessment, Japan
Kota Ninomiya, Mariko Kanamori, Naomi Ikeda, Kazuaki Jindai, Yura K Ko, Kanako Otani, Yuki Furuse, Hiroki Akaba, Reiko Miyahara, Mayuko Saito, Motoi Suzuki, Hitoshi Oshitani

Challenges to implementation and strengthening of initial COVID-19 surveillance in Vanuatu: January-April 2020
Wendy Williams, Caroline van Gemert, Joanne Mariasua, Edna Iavro, Debbie Fred, Johnny Nausien, Obed Manwo, Griffith Harrion, Vincent Atua, George Junior Pakoa, Annie Tassiets, Tessa B Know, Michael Buttsworth, Geoff Clark, Matt Cornish, Posikai Samuel Tapo, Len Tarivonda, Philippe Guyant


COVID-19: Original Research

Comparison of strategies for daily surveillance of international travellers quarantined in Vanuatu, October–December 2020
Caroline van Gemert, Wendy Williams, Joanne Mariasua, Debbie Fred, Matthew Cornish, Len Tarivonda, Posikai Samuel Tapo, Vincent Atua, Obed Manwo, Philippe Guyant, Lola Iavro, Geoff Clark

COVID-19: Integrating genomic and epidemiological data to inform public health interventions and policy in Tasmania, Australia
Nicola Stephens, Michelle McPherson, Louise Cooley, Rob Vanhaeften, Mathilda Wilmot, Courtney Lane, Michelle Harlock, Kerryn Lodo, Natasha Castree, Torsten Seemann, Michelle Sait, Susan Ballard, Kristy Horan, Mark Veitch, Fay Johnston, Norelle Sherry, Ben Howden

Re-positive testing, clinical evolution and clearance of infection: results from COVID-19 cases in isolation in Viet Nam
Ngoc-Anh Hoang, Thai Quang Pham, Ha-Linh Quach, Khanh Cong Nguyen, Samantha Colquhoun, Stephen Lambert, Huy Luong Duong, Dai Quang Tran, Cong Dinh Phung, Nhu Duong Tran, Duy Nghia Ngu, Anh Tu Tran, Hue Bich Thi Nguyen, Duc-Anh Dang, Florian Vogt

Clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 patients in a tertiary hospital in Baguio City, Philippines
Karen Joyce C. Cortez, Bernard A. Demot, Samantha S. Bartolo, Dexter D. Feliciano, Verna Moila P. Ciriaco, Imari Irish E. Labi, Denzelle Diane M. Viray, Jenna Charise M. Casuga, Karol Anne B. Camonayan-Flor, Precious Mae A. Gomez, Marie Ellaine N. Velasquez, Thea Pamela T. Cajulao, Jovy E. Nigos, Maria Lowella F. De Leon, Domingo P. Solimen, Angelita G. Go, Francis M. Pizarro, Larry C. Haya Jr., Ray P. Aswat, Virginia B. Mangati, Caesar Noel I. Palaganas, Mylene N. Genuino, Kimberley M. Cutiyog-Ubando, Karen C. Tadeo, Marienelle L. Longid, Nowell Benedict C. Catbagan, Joel B. Bongotan, Beverly Anne T. Dominguez-Villar, Joeffrey B. Dalao

Virological characteristics of cases of COVID-19 in northern Viet Nam, January-May 2020
Hang Khanh Le Nguyen, Son Vu Nguyen, Phuong Mai Vu Hoang, Thanh Thi Le, Huong thi Thu Tran, Long Hai Pham Nguyen, Thai Quang Pham, Thuy Thanh Nguyen, Anh Duc Dang, Anh Phuong Nguyen, Mai thi Quynh Le

Prevalence of primary bacterial co-infections among patients with COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam
Aieman Bashir, Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Natalie Raimiza Momin, Pui Lin Chong, Rosmonaliza Asli, Babu Ivan Mani, Vui Heng Chong

Using machine learning to create a decision tree model to predict outcomes of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines
Julius Migriño, Ani Regina U. Batangan

Environmental sampling for SARS-CoV-2 at a reference laboratory and provincial hospital in central Viet Nam, 2020
Thai Hung Do, Van Thanh Nguyen, The Hung Dinh, Xuan Huy Le, Quang Chieu Nguyen, Van Quan Le, Bao Trieu Nguyen, Ngoc Bich Ngan Nguyen, Thi Ngoc Phuc Nguyen, Kim Mai Huynh, Hoang Long Trinh, Thi Kim Trang Le, Thuy Dung Diep, Thuy Thi Thu Do, Hien Thi Thu Bui, Alyssa M. Finlay, Quoc Viet Nguyen, Philip L Gould

Early reports of epidemiological parameters of the COVID-19 pandemic
Keeley Allen, Amy Elizabeth Parry, Kathryn Glass

Descriptive epidemiology of the first wave of COVID-19 in Petaling District, Malaysia: Focus on asymptomatic transmission
Rama Krishna, Lavanyah Sivaratnam, Arifah Abd Rahim, Noor Dalila Inche Zainal Abidin, Ong Richai, Zazarida Zakiman, Salina Md Taib, Lee Soo, Syed Hafeez Syed Ibrahim Jamalullai, Muhammad Nur Asraf Khirusalleh, Mohamed Paid Yusof

Using open-source intelligence to identify early signals of COVID-19 in Indonesia
Yoser Thamtono, Aye Moa, Chandini Raina MacIntyre

Comorbidities and clinical features related to severe outcomes among COVID-19 cases in Selangor, Malaysia
Wan Shakira Rodzlan Hasani, Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Chong Zhuo Lin, Halizah Mat Rifin, Mohammad Nazaruddin Bahari, Muhammad Haikal Ghazali, Noor Aliza Lodz, Muhammad Hafizuddin Taufik Ramli, Nur Liana Ab Majid, Jane Ling Miaw Yn, Muhammad Fadhli Mohd Yusoff, Noor Ani Ahmad, Anita Suleiman, Ahmad Faudzi Yusoff, Venugopalan Balan, Sha’ari Ngadiman


COVID-19: Lessons from the Field

Challenges during the second wave of COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam: National Isolation Centre to National COVID-19 Hospital
Noor Affizan Rahman, Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Rosmonaliza Asli, Pui Lin Chong, Babu Ivan Mani, Vui Heng Chong

Tool for tracking all-cause mortality and estimating excess mortality to support the COVID-19 pandemic response
Mengjuan Duan, Mark S. Handcock, Bart Blackburn, Fiona Kee, Viema Biaukula, Tamano Matsui, Babatunde Olowokure

Fieldwork for public health responses during pandemics: lessons from the New South Wales Health experience with COVID-19
Laksmi Govindasamy, Anthony Zheng, Ming Chen, Debbie Chia, Paola Garcia, Chaturangi Yapa, Tara Smith

Early COVID-19 response in two small island developing states: Maldives and Trinidad and Tobago
Shalini Pooransingh, Abdul Azeez Yoosuf, Sheena Moosa, Nishan Ahmed, Satish Jankie, Lexley Pinto Pereira

Lessons learnt from the first large outbreak of COVID-19 in health-care settings in Tasmania, Australia
Fay H Johnston, Tara Anderson, Michelle Harlock, Natasha Castree, Louise Parry, Therese Marfori, Michelle McPherson, Mark Veitch, Kylie J Smith, Nicola Stephens

Preparing for and conducting the National Health and Morbidity Survey in Malaysia amid the COVID-19 pandemic: balancing risks and benefits to participants and society
Zhuo Lin Chong, Noor Aliza Lodz, Mohd Hatta Abdul Mutalip, Yin Cheng Lim, Maznieda Mahjom, Noor Ani Ahmad

Lessons from COVID-free Vanuatu: intensive health operations for Phase 1 repatriation and quarantining, May-July 2020
Posikai Samuel Tapo, Tessa B Knox, Caroline van Gemert, Obed Manwo, Edna Iavro, Wendy Williams, Rosaria Maurice, Griffith Harrison, Matthew Cornish, Michael Benjamin, Vincent Atua, Jimmy Obed, Geoff Clark, Philippe Guyant, Basil Leodoro, Len Tarivonda


COVID-19: Case Report / Case Series

The first newborn patient with SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 identified in Viet Nam: treatment and care practices
Dem Van Pham, Hai Hoang Do, Anh Viet Nguyen, Nam Thanh Nguyen, Ngoc Van Hoang and Ngoc-Anh Thi Hoang

Dengue-COVID-19 co-infection: the first reported case in the Philippines
Angyap Lyn Saipen, Bernard Demot, Lowella De Leon


COVID-19: Letter to the Editor

COVID-19 is moving to high-density, poor residential areas in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines
Chris Smith, Eumelia Salva Villarama, Edmundo Lopez, Ana Ria Sayo, Xerxes Seposo, Koya Ariyoshi


COVID-19: Brief Report

Culturally and linguistically diverse voices and views in COVID-19 pandemic plans and policies
Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D Massey, Sunita J Rebecca Healey, Bhavi Ravindran

Epidemiological characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 Theta variant (P.3) in the Central Visayas region, Philippines, 30 October 2020–16 February 2021
Nel Jason L. Haw, Eugenia Mercedes Cañal, Juanito Zuasula Jr., Mary Jean Loreche, Jaime Bernadas

COVID-19 patients with negative results on initial screening: Experience of Brunei Darussalam
Vui Heng Chong, Justin Wong, Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Rosmonaliza Asli, Riamiza Natalie Momin, Siti Nabilah Ahmed, Norhasyimah Tamin, Babu Ivan Mani, Pui Lin Chong

Use of public data to describe COVID-19 contact tracing in Hubei Province and non-Hubei provinces in China between 20 January and 29 February 2020
Emilio Dirlikov, Suizan Zhou, Lifeng Han, Zhijun Li, Ling Hao, Alexander Millman, Barbara Marston

Screening of hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Brunei Darussalam
Sanny Zi Lung Choo, Hazirah Shafri, Fatimah Al-Zahara Johan, Norwani Basir, Pui Lin Chong, Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah, Rosmonaliza Asli, Jackson Tan, Dilip Joseph Thottacherry, Muhammad Ady Adillah Ahmad, Vui Heng Chong

Seroepidemiology of SARS-CoV-2, Yamagata, Japan, June 2020
Keita Morikane, Naohito Satoh, Kanji Hatano, Kazunori Kanouchi, Seiji Kakehata, Shinya Satoh, Timothy Uyeki, Yoshiyuki Ueno

Testing for COVID-19 cases in ASEAN
David SQ Koh, Sheena XM Wong, Justin Wong