Interdisciplinary Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health <p>The Interdisciplinary&nbsp;Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health (IJEPH) is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal committed to advance knowledge in the fields of epidemiology, public health and preventive medicine, by publishing original contributions coming from any related discipline with direct impact to the health of the international community.&nbsp;The iJEPH aims to publish innovative articles on all aspect of epidemiology and public health including preventive medicine, social determinants of health, and the impact of population interventions, practices and policies on health worldwide.</p> <p>The iJEPH also aims to significantly contribute to improve health globally by becoming an essential novel teaching resource for the academic community and a source of new and rigorous scientific evidence for health care providers and policy makers.</p> Universidad Libre en-US Interdisciplinary Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health 2665-427X Covid-19: fear, the silent effect of epidemics <div class="tlid-results-container results-container"> <div class="tlid-result result-dict-wrapper"> <div class="result tlid-copy-target"> <div class="text-wrap tlid-copy-target"> <div class="result-shield-container tlid-copy-target" tabindex="0"><span class="tlid-translation translation" lang="en"><span title="">Epidemics were, are, and will be unexpected and frightening events present since the beginning of time.</span> <span title="">They reveal the fragility of man and the vulnerability of his social structure.</span> <span title="">These epidemics are caused by the greatest murderers in history: microorganisms, capable of surprisingly sneaking away in different scenarios, whose mission is to infect and continue to survive, for which they mercilessly attack anyone who crosses their path,</span> <span title="">producing multiple ailments in the infected, including death.</span> <span class="" title="">These epidemics turn the population into a relevant cultural and religious dimension and negatively impact the population.</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Jenny Patricia Muñoz Lombo ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-15 2020-05-15 3 1 6250 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6256 Weekly simulation of the behavior of the epidemic by COVID-19 in Colombia <div class="QmZWSe">&nbsp; <pre id="tw-target-text" class="tw-data-text tw-text-large tw-ta" dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" data-placeholder="Traducción"><span lang="en">This is a statistical projection of the behavior of the epidemic week by week of the transmission of COVID-19 in Colombia. These projections are based on data provided by the Instituto Nacional de Salud on the number of infections and mortality in the country from March 6 to date.</span></pre> </div> <div class="oSioSc"> <div id="tw-target"> <div id="kAz1tf" class="g9WsWb"> <div id="tw-target-rmn-container" class="tw-ta-container hide-focus-ring tw-nfl"> <pre id="tw-target-rmn" class="tw-data-placeholder tw-text-small tw-ta" dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;" data-placeholder="">&nbsp;</pre> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Juan Manuel Collazos Rozo Maryory Galvis Pedraza ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-03 2020-05-03 3 1 6242 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6242 Methodological proposal to deal the COVID-19 Pandemic from the Insurer’s perspective <p><strong>Objective:</strong> To present a methodology for implementing strategies to face the COVID-19 pandemic as recommendations, following the guidelines and regulations in force in Colombia and from the insurer’s experience.<br><strong>Methods:</strong> It is divided into three phases: a planning phase, which includes population characterization activities, definition of methods and projections of service frequencies; a development phase, which involves all the activities, routes, protocols and flow charts to be developed in order to attend the affiliated population in a timely and quality manner; finally, an evaluation phase, in which indicators are defined, adjustments are made to the frequencies of services based on what has been observed, and care strategies are supplemented for the rest of the population, with priority in older adults, maternal and risk pathology.<br><strong>Results:</strong> In the three phases of the contingency plan against COVID-19 (planning, development and evaluation), fundamental tasks were identified to achieve both the health results and the cost-effectiveness levels expected by the Organization. Among those that stood out the most were the Characterization of the Population to identify the risks and mitigate them within the development phase, the projections of frequencies of services and costs, the elaboration of attention protocols and the measurement by means of tracer indicators.<br><strong>Conclusions:</strong> Joint strategies between the actors involved are the key to optimizing the finite resources of the Health System and proposing methodologies that can positively impact both individual and collective health results.</p> Claudia Patricia Escobar Mosquera Diana Andrea Castillo Jiménez Rodolfo Herrera Medina Ángela María Cruz Libreros John Housseman Bolaños Ramos Luz Adriana Libreros ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-20 2020-06-20 3 1 6277 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6277 SARS-CoV-2 in pediatrics. History of a pandemic from China to Colombia <p><strong>Introduction:</strong> Coronavirus until 1930 were part of the viruses that only disturbed the animal niche. Severe acute respiratory syndrome due to coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) a type of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19); In the last year it has become a concern for international public health due to the triggered pandemic, due to its high transmissibility and high mortality that it has caused. <br><strong>Objective:</strong> describe SARS-COV-2 infection in pediatrics with special emphasis on virological, epidemiological aspects, transmission mechanism, clinical manifestations, and expectations of treatment in pediatric age. <br><strong>Methods:</strong> A review of articles in Spanish and English was made, using valid terms, on the PubMed, ScienceDirect and Medline databases related to the disease. Articles with a publication period of no more than 5 years were considered. <br><strong>Results:</strong> The epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, complications, isolation and possibilities of treatment of SARS-CoV-2 in pediatric age are described. <br><strong>Conclusions:</strong> SARS-CoV-2 is highly contagious, the pediatric population has mostly mild clinical manifestations. The importance of an appropriate approach in this population is to avoid spreading to other ages of greater morbidity and mortality and possible associated complications.<br><br></p> Julieth Fernanda Urbano Arcos Isabel Ruiz Ponce de Leon Oskar Andrey Oliveros Luis Fernando Mejia Rivera Juan Pablo Rojas Hernandez ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-03 2020-06-03 3 1 6203 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6203 COVID-19: Perspective, what we know and learn <p>Se&nbsp; presenta un panorama amplio de lo que fue el inicio de esta pandemía Covid 19, y los retos que representa para los profesionales de la salud y las personas que contribuyen en el bienestar social. Los datos que presenta están soportados con literatura científica, mientras a manera narrativa cuenta mi punto de vista como Epidemióloga.&nbsp;</p> Maryory Galvis Pedraza ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-05-05 2020-05-05 3 1 6230 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6230 Covid-19: the pandemic of abuse against health personnel in times of pandemic <p>Discrimination and, physical, verbal and psychological attacks on health personnel increased with the COVID-19 pandemic. As examples of this situation, are the experiences lived by multiple professionals from different branches of health, who are discriminated on the streets, on public transport, in supermarkets and even in their own places of residence. They are victims of a strong stigmatization, on several occasions they have materialized in physical and verbal aggressions, due to, the commons people associate any type of contact with health personnel, increases their chances of contagion. María del Carmen Montenegro explains, from the UNAM psychology faculty, “this reaction by some people points to beliefs (which in some cases start from a reality principle) and to the irrationality to face them, since they (medical personnel), symbolically represent the disease itself and the cure, and the terror that this evil and stigma implies is uncontrollable and generates the most interesting beliefs as a social process” (1).</p> <p><span lang="en">&nbsp;</span></p> Cristhian Mauricio Bedoya Jojoa ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-06-05 2020-06-05 3 1 6276 10.18041/2665-427X/ijeph.1.6276