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Public health-relevant consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review

August 17, 2021 - 17:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Anna-Katharina Heuschen, Guangyu Lu, Oliver Razum, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, Osman Sankoh, Lorenz von Seidlein, Umberto D’Alessandro and Olaf Müller
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:339, 11 August 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to health systems worldwide, including the control of non-COVID-19 diseases. Malaria cases and deaths may increase due to the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic in malaria-endemic countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This scoping review aims to summarize information on public health-relevant effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the malaria situation in SSA.

Global Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Malaria: An Epidemiological Paradox in the Early Stage of A Pandemic

April 23, 2020 - 10:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Napoli PE, Nioi M
Reference: 
J Clin Med. 2020 Apr 16;9(4). pii: E1138

In the current work, we discovered and analyzed the epidemiological paradox between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and malaria in the initial phase of the ongoing pandemic. From the analysis of distribution data, the endemic presence of malaria seems to protect some populations from COVID-19 outbreak, particularly in the least developed countries.

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