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Neglected Tropical Disease Should Not Be So Neglected

The other day, we were given an assignment by our community medicine lecturer. He had insisted we read more on ‘Neglected Tropical Disease’. The last time I heard about this subject matter was way back in my pre-clinical days. Neglected Tropical Diseases is truly a neglected group of disease, it is not even a common […]

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EBOLA MAKES A REAPPEARANCE IN CONGO!!!

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Health officials in Democratic Republic of Congo are investigating a possible outbreak of Ebola in a village about 270 km (170 miles) northeast of the capital Kinshasa, the government and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Health minister Felix Kabange said that response teams arrived in Masambio, a village in […]

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NOT AGAIN!!! EBOLA COMES BACK TO SIERRA LEONE

Sierra Leone, it seems, is back to square-one in its fight against the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease. It was recorded in the capital city, Freetown, dashing the hope that the country is truly free from the disease. The Punch Newspaper reports it this way; A spokesman for the National Ebola Response Centre, Sidi Tunis, said […]

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MALARIA AND MOSQUITOES: THINGS YOU MAY NEVER HAVE KNOWN

Most homes in Sub Saharan Africa have as co-inhabitants with humans, mosquitoes. I know you know that mosquitoes are protozoans of the genus Plasmodium. However, do you know that there are 5 species of mosquitoes (unlike what was known in the past)? They include; Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the majority of malaria deaths globally […]

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“Nigeria’s Queen Of Hairs”; A Medical Perspective

She was trending as at the time I was getting prepared to send in this post. Truly a media delight. The Punch newspaper even featured her on its Sunday edition. Queen Okafor, a native of Nnobi in Idemili South Local Government Area, Anambra State. She is popularly called Queen of Hairs. By the look of […]

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Why You Must Be Wary, Tuberculosis Is Real

He had a nose mask running across his face. I was not sure, so I decided to confirm this elderly looking patient’s diagnosis. It is Tuberculosis. This is what a normal Tuesday clinic looks like. Most Tuberculosis patient report for a check in this day. The crowd can be astounding, and people of all age […]