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CJPL: VOL. 8 NO. 2, DEC 2020

Sero-epidemiological Impact of SARS-Cov2 on Socio-Demographic Status of African Populace

  • Akinduti P. Akinniyi
  • Obafemi Y. Dorcas
  • Oranusi S Uche
February 16, 2021


Increasing number of SARS-CoV2 infected cases in Africa continues to decimate and delineate the socio-economic, public health systems and political leadership. Higher daily incidence rate SARS-CoV2 IgG antibodies recorded in West African sub-region sero-survey remains elusive and inconclusive due to unavailable and imprecise diagnosis as defined by the WHO due to limited antigenic RT-PCR detection assay. This further depreciate socio-economic, enhance co-infection of communicable diseases, while undisclosed, untested and undefined asymptomatic subjects put larger population at risk of SARS-CoV2 infectivity. Preventive strategies and adequate disease containment and capacity building are urgently needed to reduce devastating impact of SARS-CoV2 in Africa.