Global And Local Spread Of Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Habeeb K. Omokanye
  • Oluyomi S. Ayodele
Keywords: Pandemic, Covid-19,Disease transmission, Hand hygiene,SARS-CoV-2, Nigeria


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2 virus). The global mortality rate of the disease ranges from 2.3 to 7% across various parts of the world with worse outcome recorded among the elderly and those with comorbidities. COVID19 has spread beyond international boundaries and current pattern of spread and presentation is in keeping with penetration into the interiors of our local communities. This review is aimed at providing information on the global and local spread of COVID-19, as an emerging disease with a huge impact on Nigerians and the rest of the world.Important articles describing pattern of spread and infection prevention and control strategies are summarized and included in this review.


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print ISSN: 2276-6839