Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus), following a test for the disease that was carried out yesterday on the president by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC has informed the president on the outcome of his negative result this morning in Abuja. According to presidential sources, the test for the president was necessitated after his Chief of Staff, Mr. Abba Kyari tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
Former Vice president and Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Sunday confirmed that his son has tested positive to the coronavirus pandemic currently spreading across the world. In a tweet, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar urges Nigerians to pray for his son as he has been moved to Gwagwalada specialist teaching hospital. My son has tested positive to coronavirus. @NCDCGov has been duly informed, and he has been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Teaching Hospital in Abuja for treatment and management. I will appreciate it if you have him in your prayers. Stay safe, coronavirus is real. -AA — Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) March 22, 2020
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says on Wednesday that two million children will die of pneumonia in Nigeria in the next 10 years unless more is done to fight the dreaded diseases. UNICEF in a statement in Birnin Kebbi by its Communication, Advocacy and Partnership Specialist, Malam Rabiu Musa, said that malnutrition, air pollution and lack of access to vaccines and antibiotics were among the drivers of preventable deaths from pneumonia, which killed a child every three minutes in the country. “Pneumonia is caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, and leaves children fighting for breath as their lungs fill with pus and fluid. “The disease is the leading killer of children in Nigeria, causing 19 percent of under-five deaths, which can be
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has advised Nigerians to protect themselves against the new Chinese coronavirus disease. First identified by Chinese researchers with the pathogen behind a mysterious illness that had sickened 59 people in Wuhan, a city of 11 million in Central China, coronavirus is a group of viruses common among animals but now confirmed that it could also infect humans. The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, therefore, in a public health advisory on Wednesday, stated that the symptoms of the new coronavirus 2019nCoV appeared to cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like cough and breathing difficulties. He noted that “from current evidence, it appears that death is a rare outcome, mostly in patients with underlying illness.” Ihekweazu explained in the advisory
Coronavirus are viruses typically found in animals, ranging from livestock to household pets and wildlife such as bats. When they make the jump to humans, they can cause fever, respiratory illness and inflammation in the lungs. In immunocompromised individuals such as the elderly or those with HIV-AIDS, the virus can cause severe respiratory illness. The new virus detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has claimed lives and infected dozens of Chinese citizens, with a pneumonia-like illness and has no known cure yet. It was reported to World Health Organisation (WHO) on Dec. 31, 2019 and has been under investigation since. WHO indicates that there are still many unknown issues about the virus, but Chinese scientists linked the disease to a family of viruses
An award-winning Medical Doctor, Bobby Egemba popular known as Aproko Doctor on Twitter has suggested a few ways one can prevent further harms on the body system when a person swallows poison. Often times, people swallow poisons or eat poisonous foods unknowingly which results in serious body harm and most times leads to death if nothing is done immediately for prevention. Family Doctor explains poison as "any substance that is harmful to your body". Many different types of poison exist. Poisonous substances can be products you have in your house. Medicines that aren’t taken as directed can be harmful. There are several ways you can be exposed to poison. READ > Girlfriend set alight by yahoo boyfriend over alleged cheating dies You could breathe it in,
Senior Pastor of The House of Freedom, Tony Rapu, says that the Bible is silent about plastic surgery and as such opens doors for other considerations. The cleric, who is also a medical doctor, said this in a video posted on Instagram. “The bible is silent about plastic surgery and there is really nothing in it that tells us it is wrong, so there has to be other considerations,” he began. “If a person is conscious of a deformity or physical aspect of his or her body that is causing them some emotional discomfort, then cosmetic surgery is certainly an option. READ > My body is swollen, I’m bleeding, Bobrisky cries out after body surgery “There are women who have had mastectomies and have had
By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Country Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), Dr. Erasmus Morah, has revealed that out of the 120,000 Lagos residents living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV/AIDS 60,000 are yet to show up for treatment and are still at large. Also, the United States Government, has disclosed that about 870,000 Nigerians, consisting of men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS are currently on treatment. It said they are being treated under the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, PEPFAR, Nigeria HIV/AIDS' intervention initiative. UNAIDS and US government disclosed these, Thursday, at the formal dissemination of the Lagos state local government disaggregated Nigeria HIV/ AIDS indicator and impact survey (UNAIDS) data and the inauguration of the