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Preventing future pandemics and epidemics through a North-South collaboration on genomic surveillance in Africa

Vittorio Colizzi, Claudia Alteri, Stefano D'Amelio, Ibrahim Hassan Garba, Marta Giovanetti, Florence Komurian-Pradel, José Lourenço, Stella Mazeri, Adrian Muwonge, Carlo Federico Perno, Gianluca Russo, Daniel Mukadi-Bamuleka
Journal of Public Health in Africa | Vol 13, No 3 | a417 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4081/jphia.2022.2319 | © 2024 Vittorio Colizzi, Claudia Alteri, Stefano D'Amelio, Ibrahim Hassan Garba, Marta Giovanetti, Florence Komurian-Pradel, José Lourenço, Stella Mazeri, Adrian Muwonge, Carlo Federico Perno, Gianluca Russo, Daniel Mukadi-Bamuleka | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 April 2024 | Published: 07 September 2022

About the author(s)

Vittorio Colizzi, Editor-in-Chief, JPHiA, Cameroon
Claudia Alteri, University of Milan, Italy
Stefano D'Amelio, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Ibrahim Hassan Garba, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
Marta Giovanetti, Oswado Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy
Florence Komurian-Pradel, Fondation Mérieux, Lyon, France
José Lourenço, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Stella Mazeri, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Adrian Muwonge, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Carlo Federico Perno, IRCCS Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu', Rome, Italy
Gianluca Russo, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Daniel Mukadi-Bamuleka, University of Kinshasa and Laboratoire Rodolphe Mérieux INRB-Goma, Goma, Congo

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Abstract

The economy and health of the world’s population have been recurrently affected by infectious diseases since records began in the early 1900s, including large epidemic events that involved diseases such as the ‘Spanish influenza’, West Nile fever, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, ‘Swine influenza’, Zika, HIV/AIDS, SARS-CoV-1, MERS, COVID-19, Monkeypox, to name but a few [...]


Keywords

pandemics; epidemics; North-South collaboration; genomic surveillance; Africa

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