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Zatla I, Boublenza L, Boublenza A, Sebiane A, Salah I. COVID-19 in North Africa: An Epidemiological Analysis of Cases, Deaths, and Vaccination Efforts (2020-2023). IEM 2023; 9 (4)
URL: http://iem.modares.ac.ir/article-4-71232-en.html
1- University of Tlemcen , ilyes.zatla@aol.com
2- University of Tlemcen
3- University of Tlecmen
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Aims: SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, has caused a worldwide health crisis, impacting millions of individuals across the globe. The focus of In this study, is to conduct an epidemiological investigation was carried out on the progression of COVID-19 in the North African region, encompassing Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, from January 2020 to May 2023. The aim of this study was to conduct an epidemiological investigation into the progression of COVID-19 in the North African region, encompassing Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, from January 2020 to May 2023, with a primary focus on analyzing and understanding the COVID-19 data in these five North African countries.
Materials & Methods: This research aimed toinvolved the observeation and analyzesis of an international database from our World in Data,  using SPSS and Excel,. A comparative analysis was carried out, considering the number of COVID-19 cases, fatalities, and vaccination rates in the five specified North African countries.
Findings: Over the course of three years, a total of 3,722,56017,862 new COVID-19 cases and 83,860757 deaths were documented in North African countries, and the year 2021 emerged as the most devastating period, with the highest number of COVID-19 cases (1,767,410) and fatalities (50,341) across the region. Among the countries studied, Morocco (1,274,180 cases, 34.23% ) and Tunisia (1,153,261 cases, 31%) of cases, reportedwere the mosthighest infection ratesaffected, with Morocco reporting 1,272,490 cases (34%) and Tunisia 150,962 cases (31%). Similarly, the highest death tolls were recorded in Tunisia , accounting for (29,415331 deaths, (35%), and Egypt, with (24,83012 deaths, (30%). Additionally, Morocco led the region in vaccination efforts in the region, administering 47% of the total of 384,851,069 vaccine doses.
Conclusion: The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a significant global health challenge, affecting each North African country differently, depending on various factors such as their population, control measures, and vaccination campaigns. This study emphasizes the importance of continued efforts and tailored strategies for each country in the region to combat the pandemic in the region and underscores the significance of tailored strategies for each country to effectively address the ongoing crisis.

Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Virology
Received: 2023/08/25 | Accepted: 2024/01/8 | Published: 2024/02/5

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