Epidemiology of COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana, 2020

  • Magdalene A. Odikro GFELTP, Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • Ernest Kenu GFELTP, Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • Keziah L. Malm National Malaria Control Programme, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
  • Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe Disease Surveillance Department, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana
  • Charles L. Noora GFELTP, Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • Charles L. Noora GFELTP, Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • Joseph A. Frimpong GFELTP, Department of Epidemiology and Disease Control, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
  • Benedict Calys-Tagoe Department of Community Health, University of Ghana Medical School, Accra, Ghana
  • Kwadwo A. Koram Department of Epidemiology, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Keywords: COVID-19, Epidemiology, pandemic, Ghana, geospatial

Abstract

Coronaviruses are RNA viruses that cause respiratory, hepatic and neurological diseases in domestic and wild animals, and humans. Among humans, six species of coronavirus have been identified to cause disease. Among these, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) are of zoonotic origin and have been known to cause severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreaks among humans.

Published
2020-12-31

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