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Introduction/Magnitude of Disease
•Emerging/Novel disease. Ref Influenza epidemic 1918, SARS, MERS, Zika, Chikugunya, West Nile virus.
•COVID 19 disease appears to be milder in Sub –Saharan Africa.
•Case definitions <500 cases for most countries in East and Southern Africa except for the Republic of South Africa.
• Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya, Tamzania, Rwanda low incidence and prevalence of COVID 19.
•South Sudan has just recorded its first case of Coronavirus infection.
•Probably due to earlier case definitions, contact surveillance, surveillance ,quarantine institution. etc.