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COVID-19 pandemic - an African perspective.
Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020 Dec; 9(1):1300-1308.EM

Abstract

The recently emerged novel coronavirus, "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)", caused a highly contagious disease called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first reported from Wuhan city in China in December, 2019, which in less than three months spread throughout the globe and was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th of March, 2020. So far, the ongoing pandemic severely damaged the world's most developed countries and is becoming a major threat for low- and middle-income countries. The poorest continent, Africa with the most vulnerable populations to infectious diseases, is predicted to be significantly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, in this review we collected and summarized the currently available literature on the epidemiology, etiology, vulnerability, preparedness and economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa, which could be useful and provide necessary information on ongoing COVID-19 pandemics in the continent. We also briefly summarized the concomitance of the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology, Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Infection Control, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32458760

Citation

Lone, Shabir Ahmad, and Aijaz Ahmad. "COVID-19 Pandemic - an African Perspective." Emerging Microbes & Infections, vol. 9, no. 1, 2020, pp. 1300-1308.
Lone SA, Ahmad A. COVID-19 pandemic - an African perspective. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020;9(1):1300-1308.
Lone, S. A., & Ahmad, A. (2020). COVID-19 pandemic - an African perspective. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 9(1), 1300-1308. https://doi.org/10.1080/22221751.2020.1775132
Lone SA, Ahmad A. COVID-19 Pandemic - an African Perspective. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2020;9(1):1300-1308. PubMed PMID: 32458760.
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TY - JOUR T1 - COVID-19 pandemic - an African perspective. AU - Lone,Shabir Ahmad, AU - Ahmad,Aijaz, PY - 2020/5/28/pubmed PY - 2020/6/24/medline PY - 2020/5/28/entrez KW - Africa KW - COVID-19 KW - Epidemiology KW - Global warming KW - SARS-CoV-2 KW - coronavirus SP - 1300 EP - 1308 JF - Emerging microbes & infections JO - Emerg Microbes Infect VL - 9 IS - 1 N2 - The recently emerged novel coronavirus, "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)", caused a highly contagious disease called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The virus was first reported from Wuhan city in China in December, 2019, which in less than three months spread throughout the globe and was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11th of March, 2020. So far, the ongoing pandemic severely damaged the world's most developed countries and is becoming a major threat for low- and middle-income countries. The poorest continent, Africa with the most vulnerable populations to infectious diseases, is predicted to be significantly affected by the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, in this review we collected and summarized the currently available literature on the epidemiology, etiology, vulnerability, preparedness and economic impact of COVID-19 in Africa, which could be useful and provide necessary information on ongoing COVID-19 pandemics in the continent. We also briefly summarized the concomitance of the COVID-19 pandemic and global warming. SN - 2222-1751 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32458760/COVID_19_pandemic___an_African_perspective_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -