As of today, there are also a number of suspected cases in seven African countries, none of which have been confirmed, but the people have been quarantined.
Recall that in past years, African countries have also had breakouts of infections like bird flu, Lassa fever, swine flu, and Ebola which, as a matter of fact, was the first infection to reach epidemic proportions globally. Each of these infections actually dominated their timelines until they were either eradicated or contained.
If a case of coronavirus is confirmed in Africa, it would be the first time a pandemic (caused by a virus) crossed many seas to enter the continent.
But that’s not the news. There’s a need to evaluate how an important…