Editorial: the utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-07T09:15:11Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-07T09:15:11Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16047
dc.description.abstract The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) rapidly became a public health emergency of international concern requiring urgent attention. It emerged late in 2019 in China as a respiratory pathogen, with the first epicentres observed in Iran, Spain and northern Italy. At the time of writing there were about 4 525 497 cases and 307 395 deaths worldwide, of which 1 409 452 cases and 85 860 deaths were in the USA, which is the most affected country in absolute terms. The COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by extreme heterogeneity in both geography and population across the world. Consequently, leveraging local data aligned to the unique South African (SA) context is critical. Moreover, comprehensive mathematical models should integrate the full complexity of transmission dynamics observed with COVID-19 in the context of rapidly changing individual, social and structural determinants in SA. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG) en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject PUBLIC HEALTH en
dc.subject IMPACT en
dc.subject TRANSMISSION OF DISEASE en
dc.title Editorial: the utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 110(7) en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12002 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24341 en
dc.PageNumber 576-577 en
dc.outputnumber 11154 en
dc.bibliographictitle Phaswana-Mafuya, N., Shisana, O., Gray, G., Zungu, N., Bekker, L-G., Kuonza, L., Zuma, K. & Baral, S. (2020) Editorial: the utility of 2009 H1N1 pandemic data in understanding the transmission potential and estimating the burden of COVID-19 in South Africa to guide mitigation strategies. South African Medical Journal. 110(7):576-577. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Phaswana-Mafuya, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Shisana, O. en
dc.contributor.author3 Gray, G. en
dc.contributor.author4 Zungu, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Bekker, L-G. en
dc.contributor.author6 Kuonza, L. en
dc.contributor.author7 Zuma, K. en
dc.contributor.author8 Baral, S. en


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