Is Africa prepared for tackling the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. Lessons from past outbreaks, ongoing pan-African public health efforts, and implications for the future

Nathan Kapata, Chikwe Ihekweazu, Francine Ntoumi, Tajudeen Raji, Pascalina Chanda-Kapata, Peter Mwaba, Victor Mukonka, Matthew Bates, John Tembo, Victor Corman, Sayoki Mfinanga, Danny Asogun, Linzy Elton, Liã Bárbara Arruda, Margaret J. Thomason, Leonard Mboera, Alexei Yavlinsky, Najmul Haider, David Simons, Lara HollmannSwaib A. Lule, Francisco Veas, Muzamil Mahdi Abdel Hamid, Osman Dar, Sarah Edwards, Francesco Vairo, Timothy D. McHugh, Christian Drosten, Richard Kock, Giuseppe Ippolito, Alimuddin Zumla

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume93
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Kapata, N., Ihekweazu, C., Ntoumi, F., Raji, T., Chanda-Kapata, P., Mwaba, P., Mukonka, V., Bates, M., Tembo, J., Corman, V., Mfinanga, S., Asogun, D., Elton, L., Arruda, L. B., Thomason, M. J., Mboera, L., Yavlinsky, A., Haider, N., Simons, D., ... Zumla, A. (2020). Is Africa prepared for tackling the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic. Lessons from past outbreaks, ongoing pan-African public health efforts, and implications for the future. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 93, 233-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.02.049