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Coronavirus: asymptomatic people may complicate the fight against the epidemic

Coronavirus:asymptomaticpeoplemaycomplicatethefightagainsttheepidemic

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

"We can diagnose the virus everywhere now" and "effective health systems" have been put in place against an epidemic with the new coronavirus, said Wednesday Ahmed al-Mandhari, regional director of WHO, during 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 carrying the virus, announced the Egyptian Ministry of Health. 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.

 

Sources of article:
https://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/coronavirus-les-personnes-asymptomatiques-peuvent-etre-porteuses-du-virus-20200219