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Risk factors for COVID-19 infection, disease severity and related deaths in Africa: a systematic review

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  • Hailay Abrha Gesesew College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaScool of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Digsu Negese Koye Department of Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Dagnachew Muluye Fetene Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mulu Woldegiorgis Burnet Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yohannes Kinfu Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaCollege of Medicine, Doha, Qatar PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ayele Bali Geleto Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, AustraliaSchool of Public Health, Haramaya University, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Harar, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yohannes Adama Melaku College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Hassen Mohammed Vaccinology and Immunology Research Trials Unit, Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaRobinson Research Institute, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kefyalew Addis Alene School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaWesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaInstitute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mamaru Ayenew Awoke School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mulugeta Molla Birhanu Department of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaSaint Paul’s Hospital, Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Amanuel Tesfay Gebremedhin School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaWesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Western Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, EthiopiaPopulation Child Health Research Group, School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Desalegn Markos Shifti Saint Paul’s Hospital, Millennium Medical College, Addis Ababa, EthiopiaFaculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Muluken Dessalegn Muluneh School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Penrith South, New South Wales, AustraliaAmref Health Africa in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Teketo Kassaw Tegegne Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, AustraliaCollege of Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Solomon Abrha Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaDepartment of Pharmacology, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Atsede Fantahun Aregay School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaSchool of Nursing, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Mohammed Biset Ayalew Department of Pharmacy, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, AustraliaDepartment of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Abadi Kahsu Gebre School of Pharmacy, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaSchool of Medical and Health Sciences, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kidane Tadesse Gebremariam Scool of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaSchool of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, AustraliaLifelong Health, South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Tesfaye Gebremedhin Canberra School of Politics, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lemlem Gebremichael Department of Pharmacology, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaClinical and Health Sciences, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Cheru Tesema Leshargie College of Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, EthiopiaSchool of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Getiye Dejenu Kibret College of Health Science, Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, EthiopiaFaculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Maereg Wagnew Meazaw Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Alemayehu Berhane Mekonnen Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, AustraliaSchool of Pharmacy, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Dejen Yemane Tekle Scool of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaThe George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Azeb Gebresilassie Tesema Scool of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaThe George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Fisaha Haile Tesfay Scool of Public Health, Mekelle University, Mekelle, EthiopiaSchool of Health and Social development, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Wubshet Tesfaye Health research Institute, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Befikadu Legesse Wubishet Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Berihun Assefa Dachew School of Population Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Akilew Awoke Adane Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Gondar, Gondar, EthiopiaTelethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hailay Abrha Gesesew; hailushepi{at}gmail.com
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Gesesew HA, Koye DN, Fetene DM, et al
Risk factors for COVID-19 infection, disease severity and related deaths in Africa: a systematic review

Publication history

  • Received September 10, 2020
  • Revised January 20, 2021
  • Accepted January 21, 2021
  • First published February 18, 2021.
Online issue publication 
February 18, 2021
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