African countries are at severe risk if outbreaks aren’t detected early and contained, says Africa CDC head

Johannesburg (CNN)Public health experts have consistently warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak presents a unique public health threat to the African continent. Nkengasong, a former senior official of the US CDC, and his colleagues have been working on a diagnostics and containment strategy to combat the disease. Nkengasong spoke to CNN about the risk posed by coronavirus to African countries. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. CNN: Nigeria faced a stiff test and it seems, at this stage, that they passed. What is the danger facing Africa now…

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