The biology of SARS-CoV-2 and epidemiological analysis of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

  • Kingsley Andrew Egbe Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Nathaniel Isaiah Lerum Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Unah Victor Unah Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Anthony Chibuogwu Ike Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Chuks Kenneth Odoh Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Friday Andrew Egbe Public Health Department, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Edith Silas Ekwom Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Cross River State, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
Keywords: Pandemic, COVID-19, Coronavirus, epidemiology, pathogenesis, Nigeria

Abstract

The pandemic triggered by SARS-CoV-2 continuous to pose a global health threat, with cases of new infections and deaths still occurring despite increasing vaccination efforts. As in other regions of the world, the pandemic has led to unprecedented stretch of health and economic systems in countries in Africa. Nigeria, the most populous African country, has not been spared as the number of new infections continues to teeter amid a high level of vaccination hesitancy. Here, we provided a brief look at the background and biology of the virus. We also highlighted the epidemiology of the virus in Nigeria, as well as the challenges and opportunities it presents. Our review will add to the knowledge of SARS-CoV-2 and the situation of the pandemic in Nigeria, and provide a better response to the pandemic and future pandemics.

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Published
2022-02-28
How to Cite
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Egbe KA, Lerum NI, Unah UV, Ike AC, Odoh CK, Egbe FA, Ekwom ES (2022) The biology of SARS-CoV-2 and epidemiological analysis of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. J Infect Dev Ctries 16:252-257. doi: 10.3855/jidc.14467
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Coronavirus Pandemic