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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)

CORONAVIRUS

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Corona virus is large in size where the cell diameter is 400-500 micro and for this reason any mask prevents its entry so there is no need to use pharmacists to trade muzzles.
The virus does not settle in the air but is grounded, so it is not transmitted by air.
 Coronavirus when it falls on a metal surface, it will live 12 hours, so washing hands with soap and water well enough.
 Corona virus when it falls on the fabric remains 9 hours, so washing clothes or being exposed to the sun for two hours meets the purpose of killing it.
 The virus lives on the hands for 10 minutes, so putting an alcohol sterilizer in the pocket meets the purpose of prevention.
 If the virus is exposed to a temperature of 26-27 ° C. it will be killed, as it does not live in hot regions.  Also drinking hot water and sun exposure will do the trick
 And stay away from ice cream and eating cold is important.
 Gargle with warm and salt water kills the tonsils’ germs and prevents them from leaking into the lungs.
 Adherence to these instructions fulfills the purpose of preventing viruses.
 UNICEF

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BIGGEST-EVER YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

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TB IN NIGERIA

Conference Brings Attention To Tuberculosis In Nigeria

In the week that a major announcement was made by WHO shortening the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, the scientific community is coming together with health care workers and public health practitioners to share knowledge on one of the major public health challenges of our time: Tuberculosis.

Nigeria has more tuberculosis cases than any country in Africa, and the fourth highest annual number of TB cases in the world. Nigeria’s first-ever TB prevalence conducted in November 2012 showed that about 600,000 new cases of TB occur in Nigeria annually. Tragically, the recent prevalence survey in Nigeria showed that most of these cases are never diagnosed, and never treated.

TB is one of the oldest diseases known to man and it is caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is spread through the air when people who have an active TB infection cough or sneeze, transmitting respiratory fluids through the air. A small proportion of those infected, develop the disease tuberculosis, for reasons that are not yet fully understood. The disease; tuberculosis typically affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body. It is estimated to be the second major cause of death from infectious diseases worldwide, after HIV/AIDS. Despite being one of the oldest diseases known to man, it is one of the most difficult to diagnose and treat.

TB affects mostly deprived and isolated communities. It is not surprising therefore that TB is never high on the health agenda in Nigeria. Almost the entire response to tuberculosis in Nigeria is donor-funded, with the Global Fund alone contributing $150M in the past 10 years. The association between TB and poverty is mediated by overcrowding, poorly ventilated housing, malnutrition, smoking, and poor social capital. Amongst especially vulnerable groups, are people living with HIV, orphans and internally displaced persons (IDPs).