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In both developed and underdeveloped countries, the spread of the Hepatitis virus has been on the rise because of matters related to unsafe sex and drug abuse (Lemoine, Nayagam & Thursz, 2013). In addition, infection control approaches in Libyan health centers have also promoted the spread. One of the major areas that have been significantly affected is the Al Jabal Al Gharbi in Gharyan City. This area houses the country's biggest prison. Most of the inmates have been in detention for a long time, and they come from neighboring countries which have a high prevalence of the Virus. There lacks sufficient information regarding the actual situation in this city. For this case, the first research question is: 1. What is the dominance of the viral Hepatitis in the Al Jabal Al Gharbi prison?
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EPIDEMIOLOGY APPROACH 4 Research Methodology As indicated earlier, there lacks sufficient data regarding this issue. Consequently, I would prefer using an observational epidemiology approach in this case while focusing mostly on prevalence study. The former, which is mostly referred to as cross-sectional research involves obtaining exposure and infection measures at a personal level. It is based on descriptions and provides problem estimations that are quantitative. In addition, it will be a useful approach in the country since it allows for secondary data usage. The observational aspect of this method will enable the researcher to report effectively on the subject matter. In addition, it will promote confidentiality as compared to clinical trials. Reports are important in such cases since they make essential information available. Most analysts argue that the type of observation study should be chosen based on a number of factors including viability and ethical issues. The cross-sectional design that would be used will not require an all-encompassing use of resources. Additionally, it can be used within a limited timeframe. Based on probability and sampling, the method will enable the researcher to make assumptions about the whole population based on a population subset. Nonetheless, it is important to note that it does not measure chronological ordering of causes and their effects. To screen an individual is to identify infections that are unrecognized and to take them through tests at a rapid pace. The prison in Libya needs to come up with screening strategies for the prisoners. This will enable identification of the virus. Collective screening can be successful in the Al Jabal Al Gharbi facility because the prisoners are placed in one facility, and such a test would provide accurate information regarding the prevalence.
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EPIDEMIOLOGY APPROACH 5 Information regarding personal details of the prisoners will be collected. The prisoners will be coded to ensure there is confidentiality during the study. In addition, the purpose of each code will be to help in obtaining samples of blood from the respondents. Every inmate whether or not they have records of Hepatitis will have to go through the test. The number of individuals who do not wish to be included in the study will be determined and the data included in the research. Each sample will be taken to a laboratory in the City for the screening process.
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