IS AFRICA READY FOR THE 2019-nCoV EPIDEMIC?
AbstractUnusual cases of pneumonia detected in Wuhan City, China, in December 2019, were first reported to the WHO Office in China on December 31, 20191. The causative agent was identified as a previously unknown type of coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which currently has no cure. The outbreak has not yet been declared as an international health emergency, but airports across the world are deploying screening measures to isolate passengers with symptoms related to the disease to contain the spread of the disease. The continent of Africa might be at risk, and there are several challenges facing Africa that may need to be addressed for adequacy in an anticipated African response.
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