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African nations step up efforts to prevent spread of coronavirus

Health 10 February 2020 By Debora MacKenzie Experts from 15 African countries received training at the Pasteur Insitute in Dakar, Senegal, last weekSEYLLOU/GettyThere are signs that the rise in cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus may be slowing this week, suggesting that the unprecedented measures to limit people’s movements in the most affected areas of…



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10 February 2020

By Debora MacKenzie

Experts from 15 African countries received training at the Pasteur Insitute in Dakar, Senegal

Experts from 15 African countries received training at the Pasteur Insitute in Dakar, Senegal, last week

SEYLLOU/Getty

There are signs that the rise in cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus may be slowing this week, suggesting that the unprecedented measures to limit people’s movements in the most affected areas of China may be working. But as people start to pick up the infection in countries other than China, the fear now is that it could explode somewhere less able to contain it. African countries, many of which have strong trade links with China but limited healthcare infrastructures, are of …

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