COVID-19 mortality sentinel surveillance at a tertiary referral hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, 2020-2021.

Publication date: Mar 29, 2024

Deaths from COVID-19 likely exceeded official statistics in Zambia because of limited testing and incomplete death registration. We describe a sentinel COVID-19 mortality surveillance system in Lusaka, Zambia. We analyzed surveillance data on deceased persons of all ages undergoing verbal autopsy (VA) and COVID-19 testing at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) mortuary in Lusaka, Zambia, from April 2020 through August 2021. VA was done by surveillance officers for community deaths and in-patient deaths that occurred

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Concepts Keywords
August Covid
Lusaka Deaths
Mortuary Exceeded
Teaching Hospital
Limited
Lusaka
Mortality
Official
Referral
Sentinel
Statistics
Surveillance
Tertiary
Testing
Zambia

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
disease MESH death
disease MESH Long Covid
disease MESH cause of death
disease IDO algorithm
disease IDO country
disease MESH infection
disease VO time
disease MESH sudden death
disease IDO history
disease VO monthly
drug DRUGBANK Gold
disease MESH causes
disease VO population
drug DRUGBANK BIA
disease VO protocol
drug DRUGBANK Methionine
drug DRUGBANK Ranitidine
disease MESH Hypertension
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
disease MESH morbidities

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