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SARS-CoV-2 infection in Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis of standardised seroprevalence studies, from January 2020 to December 2021

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Introduction Estimating COVID-19 cumulative incidence in Africa remains problematic due to challenges in contact tracing, routine surveillance systems and laboratory testing capacities and strategies. We undertook a meta-analysis of population-based seroprevalence studies to estimate SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence in Africa to inform evidence-based decision making on public health and social measures (PHSM) and vaccine strategy.

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10.1136/bmjgh-2022-008793

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0000-0002-1925-3943
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Robert Koch Institute Germany
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BMJ Publishing Group
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Volume:
7
Issue:
8
Article number:
e008793
Publication date:
2022-08-23
Acceptance date:
2022-06-28
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2059-7908
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35998978
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1276437
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2023-02-03

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