Editorial: Is contagion having the last word?

Adamson Muula

Keywords: Respiratory, Syndrome, Corona


The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the disease it causes, i.e. Covid-19 outbreak1, emerged around the same time I had just finished teaching postgraduate students on two widely presented models: the epidemiologic and the demographic transitions2,3. In our discussions, we tackled the classical presentations of these two models. The epidemiologic transition posits that as countries become more developed, infectious or communicable diseases contribute a smaller proportion of their overall mortality while non-communicable diseases predominate.

Author Biography

Adamson Muula

Malawi Medical Journal and The Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine (ACEPHEM)
Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Malawi

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 1995-7262
print ISSN: 1995-7262

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