asymptomatic people may complicate the fight against the epidemic

While Africa is receiving special attention from the international community, research shows that infected people may not have symptoms.

The African continent, where some health systems are less developed, seems particularly vulnerable.
The African continent, where some health systems are less developed, seems particularly vulnerable. Francis Kokoroko / REUTERS

“We can diagnose the virus everywhere now” and “Effective health systems” were put in place against a new coronavirus epidemic, Ahmed al-Mandhari, WHO regional director, said Wednesday at a press conference in Egypt. Africa is the object of all the care of the international community. Because the continent, of which certain health systems are less developed, seems particularly vulnerable.

The only patient identified on the continent has been tested negative, so he is no longer a carrier of the virus, the Egyptian health ministry said. This does not mean that the continent is rid of the epidemic: on the one hand, said to AFP a WHO official, the patient cannot be officially declared cured until after the fourteen days of quarantine. But above all, Africa is not immune to new contamination …

The countries most at risk are Egypt, Algeria and South Africa. But, good news, they are also the best prepared.

“The management and control of cases imported from Covid-19 is highly dependent on the capacity

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