Demographic, Clinical Characteristics Associated With Severity, Outcomes of COVID-19 Infection in Gabon

JAMA Network Open

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What The Study Did: In this single-center study in Libreville, Gabon, from March to June 2020 of 837 patients with COVID-19, 63% had no symptoms. Severity of disease and death were associated with advanced age and advanced stage of lung damage.

Authors: Berthe Amélie Iroungou, Ph.D., of the Unité Mixte de Recherche Centre International de Recherches Médicales de Franceville et le Service de Santé Militaire in Libreville, Gabon, is the corresponding author.

 

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