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International Journal of Biology Sciences

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part C (2024)

Analyzing the factors and control strategies of COVID-19 in Iraq: A cross-sectional analysis

Author(s):

Kazem Jabbar Hassan

Abstract:

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Iraq, necessitating a thorough analysis of causes and control strategies to effectively manage the crisis.
Research Objective: The study aims to identify the causes that led to this pandemic and to limit and reduce its spread broadly in Iraq and all countries of the world by answering some questions.
Methods: A cross-sectional analysis utilizes a comprehensive dataset comprising epidemiological, clinical, and public health data related to COVID-19 in Iraq. Demographic characteristics, healthcare infrastructure, vaccination coverage, public health interventions, and socio-economic determinants are examined. 
Results: The study included 50 participants from Iraq, with an equal gender distribution. Significant findings were observed in the relationship between gender and COVID-19 susceptibility, as well as the impact of gender on immune system resilience. Educational attainment showed a strong association with children's vulnerability to COVID-19. Specialization also played a role in COVID-19 symptoms. Age groups were linked to COVID-19-induced complications such as brain damage and pneumonia, especially among those with chronic diseases. Additionally, the effectiveness of hand dryers in killing the virus varied with age. Maintaining distance from infected individuals significantly reduced infection rates and influenced self-care efficacy in managing pandemic-related stress. Proximity to infected persons affected sleep quality, emphasizing the importance of social distancing. Vitamin intake's role in immunity and its relation to COVID-19 complications like pancreatic damage and kidney failure were also highlighted.
Conclusion: This study reveals significant correlations between factors and COVID-19 susceptibility, symptoms, and outcomes. Gender, educational level, and age group influence susceptibility and immune system resilience. Preventive measures like distance, hand hygiene, and safety protocols are crucial. Self-care practices can manage stress and anxiety. Targeted interventions based on these associations can improve healthcare systems' responses to COVID-19.

Pages: 183-192  |  110 Views  43 Downloads


International Journal of Biology Sciences
How to cite this article:
Kazem Jabbar Hassan. Analyzing the factors and control strategies of COVID-19 in Iraq: A cross-sectional analysis. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2024;6(1):183-192. DOI: 10.33545/26649926.2024.v6.i1c.204
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