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Outbreak Brief 74: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (8 June 2021), 2,685,807 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 76,044 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 175,707,065 COVID-19 cases and 3,804,136 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2.2%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories to the World Health …

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Outbreak Brief 73: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (1 June 2021), 2,959,425 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 187,214 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 173,021,258 COVID-19 cases and 3,728,029 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2.2%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories to the World Health …

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African Union and the Africa CDC’s Africa Regulatory Taskforce has endorsed the Emergency Used Authorization for Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

June 7, 2021 – The Africa Regulatory Taskforce is a joint effort established by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) coordinated African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Initiative, and the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF) to enable and provide support for an …

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Outbreak Brief 72: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (25 May 2021), 3,191,911 new confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, including 80,450 new deaths have been reported globally. To date, a global total of 170,061,833 COVID-19 cases and 3,540,878 related deaths (case fatality ratio (CFR): 2.1%) have been reported from 225 countries and territories to the World Health …

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Advocacy and Communication Strategy for the Biosafety and Biosecurity Legal Framework

Context Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) recognizes that the risk of a catastrophic biological event continues to be magnified by global travel, urbanization, terrorist nefarious interest in weapons of mass destruction, and rapid advances in technology in manipulation of pathogens. Despite these risks, many African countries have little or no demonstrable …

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Africa CDC Biosafety and Biosecurity Initiative Report on the Consultative Process to Identify Priorities for Strengthening Biosafety and Biosecurity

Acknowledgments The Regional Priorities for Biosafety and Biosecurity (BSBS) report was prepared by the Africa CDC in collaboration with its regional and international partners. The Africa CDC is grateful to all the Africa Union (AU) Member States who participated in the consultative workshops to identify the regional priorities. Africa CDC further acknowledges the respective Africa …

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Guidance on Diagnosis and Management of People with Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

BACKGROUND This guidance covers diagnosis and care of patients with long-term effects of COVID-19. It makes recommendations for the care of adults and children who have new or ongoing symptoms 4 weeks or more after the start of acute COVID-19. It is meant for health and care practitioners. This interim document has been developed by …

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The Use of Pulse Oximeter by Public & Healthcare Providers in the Community for Suspected and Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

Objectives This is a document to support the use of pulse oximeter for assessment of suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the community. Rationale It is a well-known fact that Covid-19 can present as “happy hypoxia” with minimum symptoms of severe respiratory distress despite significant low oxygen levels in the blood. The use of …

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