Infectious Diseases

Herbal

THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON THE USE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN NIGERIA

The use of traditional medicines in Nigeria has always been viewed as an ancient and effective form of therapy long before the 21st century but with the advancement in technology and orthodox medicine the reliability and trust in traditional medicine have been shallowed and traditional medications have been regarded as an uncivilized local therapy that …

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Tetanus

Prevention and Treatment of Tetanus

This is a continuation of my article on tetanus. Kindly read previous post to understand tetanus and it’s symptoms Treatment Wounds should be thoroughly cleaned to prevent infection. Any cut or wound must be thoroughly cleaned to prevent infection. A tetanus-prone wound should be treated by a medical professional immediately. A wound likely to develop …

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Tetanus

Tetanus

Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a grave infection caused by Clostridium tetani. This bacterium produces a toxin that affects the brain and nervous system, leading to stiffness in the muscles. If Clostridium tetani spores are deposited in a wound, the neurotoxin interferes with nerves that control muscle movement. infection can cause severe muscle spasms, serious …

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Hepatitis

IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT VIRAL HEPATITIS: AFRICA AS A CASE STUDY

Viral hepatitis is rapidly becoming a major public health issue globally especially in Africa. It is a neglected silent killer disease in Africa due to inadequate screening and access to its treatment in the continent. It is a liver disease that is caused by hepatitis virus. Symptoms of viral hepatitis include; Jaundice (yellowing of eyes), …

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Lockdown

Nigeria: Protection of Most Vulnerable People during lockdown from COVID-19 Response

Nigeria’s federal and state governments should ensure the rights to food, shelter, and other basic necessities for people losing jobs or income during the COVID-19 pandemic. The economic assistance that the government has announced in response to the virus has exposed inadequacies in Nigeria’s social protection systems and risks excluding the country’s poorest and most …

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