Tuberculosis: A Threat To Global Health Security
Tuberculosis: A Threat To Global Health Security

Tuberculosis: A Threat To Global Health Security

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium Tuberculosis (MTB). TB is an air-borne infectious disease, which primarily affects the lungs.

Once rare in developed countries, tuberculosis infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. HIV weakens a person’s immune system so it can’t fight the TB germs.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Tuberculosis (TB) a global emergency in 1993 and it remains one of the world’s major causes of illness and death. It is therefore important to raise public awareness about the devastating health, economic and social consequences of this disease.

There are two types of TB conditions: Latent TB infection and TB disease.

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Nigerian LASSA Fever Resurgence: Prevention & Control
Nigerian LASSA Fever Resurgence: Prevention & Control

Nigerian LASSA Fever Resurgence: Prevention & Control

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness, transmitted to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated by infected rodents. Person-to-person transmission can also occur, particularly in hospital environments in the absence of adequate infection control measures.
The virus was first identified in 1969 from a case in the town of Lassa in Borno State, Nigeria. In December 2016, the Federal government of Nigeria raised the alarm over the resurgence of the deadly disease.
According to a release by the Ministry of Health, since the beginning of 2018, a total of 107 suspected Lassa fever cases have been recorded in ten States: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo and Lagos State.

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Breast Cancer Awareness; Early Detection Saves Lives!
Breast Cancer Awareness; Early Detection Saves Lives!

Breast Cancer Awareness; Early Detection Saves Lives!

Breast Cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the world. The vast majority of breast cancer cases are women, however, about two percent of men make up breast cancer cases worldwide.

Breast cancer is the most common invasive cancer in females worldwide. It accounts for 16% of all female cancers and 22.9% of invasive cancers in women.

18.2% of all cancer deaths worldwide, including both males and females, are from breast cancer.

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You Will Never Work Better Without These Rules
You Will Never Work Better Without These Rules

You Will Never Work Better Without These Rules

When it comes to safety in the workplace, the most basic precautions are often the ones that are overlooked. Organizations have the utmost responsibility of providing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment at all times. This fact does not negate the individual responsibility a worker has to take the necessary precautions to ensure their own health and safety and that of any colleagues who may be affected by their work activities.

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The Four Most Deadly Hazards In Your Home
The Four Most Deadly Hazards in Your Home

The Four Most Deadly Hazards in Your Home

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the important domestic hazards to look out for in the home are the ones that are obviously dangerous such as broken glass and sharp objects left carelessly, which are visible. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Domestic hazards present themselves in various forms and can pose either immediate or slowly-creeping danger to human life.
As explained by the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Domestic Hazards can be defined as ANY source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects within the home that pose a serious threat to human life and property.

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