Preparedness is Essential for Malaria-Endemic Regions During the COVID-19 Pandemic


As of March 12, 2020, malaria-endemic regions in Africa have reported a few imported COVID-19 cases including in Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Africa needs to be prepared to deal with COVID-19, given the infectious potential of the disease and its capacity to undermine malaria control efforts.  There are lessons that can be learned from the 2014-2016 Ebola Outreak which undermined malaria control efforts in Africa. These lessons can be applied to the COVID -19 Outbreak.  

 

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Jigang Wang, Chengchao Xu, Yin Kwan Wong, Yingke He, Ayola A Adegnika, Peter G Kremsner, et.al
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BioPortfolio
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