Epidemiological profile of COVID-19 in the countries of Continental Central America: retrospective analysis of the first half of 2020

  • Roberth Steven Gutiérrez Murillo Universidad Europea del Atlántico
  • Lina Lizeth Leal Ospina Universidade Federal da Integração Latino-Americana
  • Andrea Del Pilar Trujillo Rodríguez University of São Paulo
Keywords: Coronavirus infection, Pandemic, Public Health, Latin America

Abstract

Considering the Latin American panorama of public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is opportune to take a look at the Central American axis, in order to contribute with the current sanitary knowledge to the control and prevention of infectious diseases of public interest. The present study aims at outlining the socio-health profile and describing the epidemiological behavior of COVID-19 in the countries of Continental Central America during the first half of 2020.

Author Biographies

Roberth Steven Gutiérrez Murillo, Universidad Europea del Atlántico

Major in Collective Health from the Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA). Master's Degree in Gerontology at the Universidad Europea del Atlántico (UNEATLANTICO/Spain) with Research Line in Health Intervention. Resident (Hygienist) in the Multiprofessional Residency Program in Family Health (UNILA). International Accreditation Basic Level in Elderly Health Care by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO, 2018).

Andrea Del Pilar Trujillo Rodríguez, University of São Paulo

Sanitarista formada da Universidade Federal Da Integração Latino Americana (UNILA); Estudante de mestrado Universidade De São Paulo USP 2020. Possui interesses nas áreas de: saúde da mulher, juventude, violência, saúde e sociedade, políticas públicas e gestão. 

Published
02-11-2020
How to Cite
Gutiérrez Murillo, R. S., Leal Ospina, L. L., & Trujillo Rodríguez, A. D. P. (2020). Epidemiological profile of COVID-19 in the countries of Continental Central America: retrospective analysis of the first half of 2020. InterAmerican Journal of Medicine and Health, 3. https://doi.org/10.31005/iajmh.v3i0.155
Section
COVID-19 in debate