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dc.creatorBajunirwe, Francis
dc.creatorIzudi, Jonathan
dc.creatorAsiimwe, Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-17T16:21:48Z
dc.date.available2020-07-17T16:21:48Z
dc.date.created2020
dc.identifier.otherhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.085spa
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12010/10755
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To examine the patterns of COVID-19 transmission in Uganda. Methods: We reviewed press releases from the Uganda Ministry of Health from when the first case was announced on March 22 up to May 29, 2020 a 10-week period. We obtained the press releases from the MoH website and the Twitter handle (@MinofHealthUG). Data include number of persons tested and the categories classified as international arrivals, community members and long distance truck drivers. Results: The first cases were international arrivals from Asia and Europe and thereafter community cases emerged. However, in the middle of April 2020, COVID-19 cases were detected among long distance truck drivers. By May 29, 2020, a total of 89, 224 persons had been tested and overall 442 tested positive. Of those that tested positive, majority or 317 (71.8%) were truck drivers, 75 (16.9%) were community cases and 50 (11.3%) were international arrivals. Majority of community cases have been linked to contact with truck drivers. Conclusions: The truck drivers are the most frequently diagnosed category, and have become a core group for COVID-19 in Uganda. They have generated significant local transmission which now threatens a full blown epidemic in the country unless strict controls are put in place.spa
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dc.publisherScience Directeng
dc.sourcereponame:Expeditio Repositorio Institucional UJTLspa
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozanospa
dc.subjectUgandaspa
dc.subjectCOVID-19spa
dc.subjectTransmissionspa
dc.subjectRiskspa
dc.subjectDistance truck driversspa
dc.titleLong distance truck drivers and the increasing risk of COVID-19 spread in Ugandaspa
dc.type.localArtículospa
dc.subject.lembSíndrome respiratorio agudo gravespa
dc.subject.lembCOVID-19spa
dc.subject.lembSARS-CoV-2spa
dc.subject.lembCoronavirusspa
dc.rights.accessrightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessspa
dc.type.hasversioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionspa
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijid.2020.06.085spa


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