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Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa : one size mitigation strategies do not fit all countries

dc.contributor.authorMehtar, Shaheenen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPreiser, Wolfgangen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorLakhe, Ndeye Aissatouen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBousso, Abdoulayeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorTamFum, Jean-Jacques Muyembeen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorKallay, Oscaren_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSeydi, Moussaen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorZumla, Alimuddinen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNachega, Jean B.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-25T06:07:47Z
dc.date.available2020-05-25T06:07:47Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMehtar, S. et al. 2020. Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa : one size mitigation strategies do not fit all countries. Lancet Global Health, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30212-6.
dc.identifier.issn2214-109X (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30212-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/108593
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mehtar, S. et al. 2020. Limiting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa : one size mitigation strategies do not fit all countries. Lancet Global Health, doi:10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30212-6.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.thelancet.com
dc.description.abstractOn March 11, 2020, when coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was declared a pandemic by WHO, there were comparatively few cases reported from Africa. Our Comment draws on early imported COVID-19 cases in South Africa, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Egypt as case studies to discuss important mitigation strategies of COVID-19 in Africa.en_ZA
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.subjectCOVID-19 (Disease) -- Transmission -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectCommunicable diseases -- Prevention -- Africaen_ZA
dc.titleLimiting the spread of COVID-19 in Africa : one size mitigation strategies do not fit all countriesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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