2021-06-07Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.25646/8656
The African Network for Improved Diagnostics, Epidemiology and Management of common infectious Agents
Some, Arsène Satouro
Tamfum, Jean-Jacques Muyembe
Leendertz, Fabian H.
In sub-Saharan Africa, acute respiratory infections (ARI), acute gastrointestinal infections (GI) and acute febrile disease of unknown cause (AFDUC) have a large disease burden, especially among children, while respective aetiologies often remain unresolved. The need for robust infectious disease surveillance to detect emerging pathogens along with common human pathogens has been highlighted by the ongoing novel coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The African Network for Improved Diagnostics, Epidemiology and Management of Common Infectious Agents (ANDEMIA) is a sentinel surveillance study on the aetiology and clinical characteristics of ARI, GI and AFDUC in sub-Saharan Africa.
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