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Epidemiology of COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana, 2020

Magdalene A. Odikro
Ernest Kenu
Keziah L. Malm
Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe
Charles L. Noora
Charles L. Noora
Joseph A. Frimpong
Benedict Calys-Tagoe
Kwadwo A. Koram


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.

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