Neglect of common infectious disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic: an impending crisis in Nigeria?

Soyemi, T.

Lagos State University College of Medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Correspondence to: [email protected]; +2348128388296

Abstract:

Infectious diseases are major challenges of healthcare system in Nigeria. The coronavirus disease-19 (COVID19) pandemic has disrupted many systems including healthcare at all levels by creating disparities in the treatment, prevention, resource allocation and control of diseases in Nigeria. Premised on the foundation of circulating news and fact-checking platforms, this paper provides empirical evidence on varying perceptions on COVID-19 pandemic and apparent neglect of other infectious diseases while giving a critical analysis and comparison between them.

Keywords: COVID-19, infectious diseases, neglect, Nigeria

Received Nov 10, 2020; Revised Dec 26, 2020; Accepted Dec 27, 2020

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Négliger les flambées de maladies infectieuses courantes pendant la pandémie COVID-19: une crise imminente au Nigeria?

Soyemi, T.

Collège de Médecine de l’Université d’État de Lagos, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigéria. Correspondance à: [email protected]; +2348128388296

Abstrait:

Les maladies infectieuses sont des défis majeurs du système de santé au Nigeria. La pandémie de coronavirus19 (COVID-19) a perturbé de nombreux systèmes, y compris les soins de santé à tous les niveaux, en créant des disparités dans le traitement, la prévention, l’allocation des ressources et le contrôle des maladies au Nigéria. Fondé sur la diffusion d’informations et de plates-formes de vérification des faits, cet article fournit des preuves empiriques sur les différentes perceptions de la pandémie de COVID-19 et la négligence apparente d’autres maladies infectieuses tout en fournissant une analyse critique et une comparaison entre elles.

Mots clés: COVID-19, maladies infectieuses, négligence, Nigeria

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Neglect of common infectious disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic: an impending crisis in Nigeria?