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Fasting Prevents Obesity-related Insulin Resistance, Study Reveals

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Dayo Ojerinde

A new research has added to the mounting evidence that fasting may be helpful in the fight against obesity and its related conditions. Dr Ayse Mindikoglu, who is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her colleagues used the Islamic spiritual practice of Ramadan to study the benefits of fasting from dawn to sunset.

According to medicalnewstoday.com, the researchers found that practising this type of fasting for 30 days raised the levels of certain proteins that could improve insulin resistance and stave off the adverse effects of a diet rich in fats and sugar.

The researchers presented their findings during the Digestive Disease Week, a conference that took place recently in San Diego, California.

Mindikoglu and her colleagues studied 14 people who were healthy at baseline and who fasted for 15 hours each day from dawn to sunset as part of Ramadan.

While fasting, the participants did not consume any food or drink. Before the start of the fast, the researchers took blood samples from the participants. They also tested the participants’ blood after four weeks of fasting and one week after fasting ended.

The blood samples according to the researchers revealed higher levels of proteins called Tropomyosin 1, 3, and 4. “TPM is best known for its role in the regulation of contraction in skeletal muscle and the heart. It is also helps to maintain the health of cells that are important to insulin resistance and repairing them, if they sustain damage,” the researchers said.

The study’s lead author, Mindikoglu, said, “Feeding and fasting can significantly impact how the body makes and uses proteins that are critical to decreasing insulin resistance and maintaining a healthy body weight.

“Therefore, the timing of and duration between meals could be important factors to consider for people struggling with obesity-related conditions.

 “We are in the process of expanding our research to include individuals with metabolic syndrome and to determine whether the results are consistent with those of the healthy individuals.

“Based on our initial research, we believe that dawn-to-sunset fasting may provide a cost-effective intervention for those struggling with obesity-related conditions,” she said. (Punch)

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Women Should Avoid Wearing Panties To Bed At Night —Microbiologist

A clinical microbiologist, Dr. Tony Mbume, on Sunday advised females not to sleep with their panties on, so as to keep the vagina area dry throughout the night.

He also urged women to stop wearing tight jeans, synthetic panties and leggings, to prevent vaginal infections.

According him, most Nigerian females wear synthetic pants, leggings and tight jeans in the name of fashion, without considering the health implications.

Mbume, who works with CIAGIN Medical Laboratory, Oke-Afa, Isolo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos that synthetic underwear cause the vagina to ‘overheat’, which could disrupt its ecosystem.

He said that underwear made of latex, nylon or polyester and synthetic materials could trap moisture and warmth, making the vagina vulnerable to infections.

“Synthetic panties can cause the vagina area to overheat and this can sometimes cause burning sores, itching or irritate the sensitive skin, as well as causing blisters.

“The friction caused by walking in tight pants and jeans can irritate the skin, resulting in the formation of blisters,’’ he said.

Mbume said vaginal burning and itching are usually accompanied by discharge and bad odour.

He further said that such infections could be dangerous if left untreated, as it might lead to infertility due to damage of the reproductive organs.

The microbiologist, however, recommended cotton underwear, to ventilate the vagina and eliminate infections, adding that wearing cotton underwear helps to keep the vagina free of excessive moisture and allows the area to breathe.

“Use cotton menstrual pads too. Cotton absorbs excess moisture and removes buildup heat from the area. It is the only material that can become stronger when wet and is easily sterilised after use.

“Avoid sleeping with pants at night, to keep the vagina area dry throughout the night,’’ he said.

Avoid wearing panties to bed at night, microbiologist tells women

Even with andropause, men are still fertile till old age —Experts
Mbume said that the vagina should be protected from any form of diseases.

(NAN)

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7 Body Smell You Should Never Ignore |The Republican News

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Humans, at their most basic, are smelly beings. So many things about us have a scent, be it our sweat, hair, mouth, or freaking feet. And even if it smells bad, that doesn’t necessarily trigger cause for concern. (After all, my husband’s feet smell to high heaven after a hot workout, but that’s normal.)

What’s not normal is when the scents you’re accustomed to starting to change. Like, when you usually can’t smell your pee, yet all of a sudden sweet-smelling urine starts showing up. Or when your poop smells worse than usual. These are potential signs of something being off with your health, in which case you may need to call a doctor. So if you notice any of these body smells, don’t ignore them – start dialling.

1. You can actually smell your pee.

Normally urine is scent-less, or if it has a scent, it’s usually a very subtle, ammonia-like smell, says Scott Sullivan, M.D., a professor of OBGYN at the Medical University of South Carolina. So if you get a big whiff of sweet-smelling urine without even trying – and it’s accompanied by pain when you pee – schedule a gyno visit. You could have a urinary tract infection (UTI), which means you’ll need to cycle through a dose of antibiotics.

If there isn’t any pain, your diet may be to blame, Sullivan says. “Urine smell is extremely variable and could change a number of times over the course of a week; that’s perfectly normal,” he says. Strong-scented foods, like asparagus or garlic, could have an impact, as could dehydration.

a man and a woman standing in a room © Overture Films 2. Your sweat smells all sorts of nasty.

Let’s be frank: Sweat is not a sweet-smelling scent, um, ever. But there are certain areas of your body – like your pubic hair and underarms – that naturally give off a stronger scent than your hair, chest, and back. So if you smell yourself in those “stronger” areas, don’t freak out right away – as long as things smell the way they normally do, you’re probably fine.

But if you notice a stronger foul smell coming from those more subtle regions, pay attention. Sullivan says a rancid scent could mean your body is struggling with digestion issues. “It’s rare, but it happens,” he says. It may just be a matter of changing up your diet and adding in more high-fibre foods, but your doctor can advise you on the best course of action.

3. Your morning breath sends your partner running.

It’s not the sexiest thing in the world, but if you have bad morning breath you may be snoring or sleeping with your mouth open. Those who do tend to have dry mouth, which typically lowers the flow of saliva in your mouth. Saliva is responsible for cleaning out food particles and protecting the teeth and gums from bacterial infection, says Alice Boghosian, spokesperson for the American Dental Association. If that’s the case, your dentist can prescribe an artificial saliva mouthwash to help fix the problem.

If dry mouth isn’t the problem, have your dentist do a thorough checkup to rule out any dental health issues, like gum disease, which Boghosian says can be caused by plaque. Then head to your doctor, as bad breath could be a symptom of various medical conditions such as sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, gastric reflux, a tonsil infection, and even some liver or kidney diseases.

 

4. Or it smells like a bowl of fruit.

Just because it’s a more pleasant scent than say, garbage, doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. In fact, if your breath smells like you just noshed on the entire grapefruit section of the grocery store, then head to your doctor immediately – it could mean you have diabetes, says Boghosian.

According to the American Heart Association, getting too many calories from protein, which is usually the case for those eating low-carb, can result in not enough insulin in the body, and that forces us to start burning energy from our fat stores. When we burn energy from fat, it releases chemicals called ketones. (An energy source many are now turning to on the keto diet.) “One of the signs that ketones levels are too high is a fruity smell to the breath, and if that happens it can be very serious and dangerous to one’s health,” says Boghosian. The scent could also be evident in the vaginal area, Sullivan says, so if your partner notices it while he’s pleasuring you (Sullivan notes about 50% of his patients’ partners notice problems first), that could be another warning sign.

© Provided by Shutterstock 5. Your vaginal discharge smells like fish.

Having discharge is normal. But having it come out clumpy or smelling like the raw fish market is not good, and it could be a sign of a yeast infection, sexually transmitted infection (STI), or chlamydia. As soon as you notice these symptoms, get to your gyno. Regardless of your diagnosis, it’s likely you’ll need a course of treatment.

6. Your vagina smells sour.

“Most women have a very subtle, sort of acidic or vinegary odour, and it’s usually one you wouldn’t notice from a distance; you’d have to be very close up,” Sullivan says. But if you notice your scent has become strong – and it’s likely a fishy, sour, or even musty smell – that’s a telltale sign of bacterial vaginosis (BV), an inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria (usually Gardnerella) normally found in the vagina. “It can happen to anybody, and we don’t understand all the ways it can happen – it could be anything from having sexual relations with a new partner to not getting enough sleep or exercise – but this foreign bacteria helps bad bacteria, like chlamydia, do its dirty work,” he says. Treatment typically involves an antibiotic, either through a topical gel or oral medication, and can be cleared up within a week in most cases.

7. Or it kind of smells like something died down there.

It doesn’t paint a pretty picture, but it can happen, and it may mean that a foreign object (like a tampon, female condom or diaphragm) has been left in your vagina, Sullivan says. “That foreign object will start to attract bad bacteria, and that buildup is where the smell comes from,” he explains. Usually, there won’t be a major problem – having your gyno take out the object should clear the odour in a few days – but in rare, extreme cases, it could lead to a bacterial infection and toxic shock syndrome (a severe disease caused by staph bacteria). If you notice the smell and are experiencing a high fever, contact your doctor immediately. (redboook)

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Why You Should Never Keep Your Bras In Drawers, Store Them Like This Instead |RN

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By now, most of us are probably aware we don’t treat our bras with the care and reverence they deserve.

After all, these are clever pieces of technology which serve a number of functions.

Yet, when it comes to our bras, we often can’t seem to get it right, despite spending a fair amount of money on them.

For starters, seven in ten women are walking around, sporting a bra which is in completely the wrong size.

This, aside from not looking great, can also lead to health problems such as back pain and even restricted breathing.

a close up of many different types of food          © iStockphoto Then there’s the storage issue.

According to Good Housekeeping, storage is crucial, and this applies especially when our bra is in between washes.

Where many of us are going wrong is by stashing them away in our drawers, when in fact we should be allowing them to air out to prevent sweat and dirt from co-mingling, festering and causing irritation and unpleasant smells.

What we should be doing instead is ensuring our bras stay fresh by leaving them out flat or keeping them on a hanger.

Oh, and washing them after every few wears help too.

According to Good Housekeeping, research shows we have two bras we wear on rotation and will ignore all the others in our drawers when we should be showing them some love too.   (Mirror)

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Measles Has Returned To Europe, “That Is Unacceptable Tragedy” |The Republican News

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The number of measles cases has rebounded in Europe in 2017, after setting a record low in 2016. The continent recorded some 21,000 cases last year, according to the World Health Organization, which is nearly four times as many cases as in the year before that.

The surge in cases comes as a result of measles outbreaks recorded in 15 out of 53 countries in the region. The countries worst affected were Romania, Italy, and Ukraine, which each recorded about 5,000 cases. The WHO puts the cause down to a decline in routine immunization, low vaccination rates in marginalized groups, interruption in vaccine supplies, or lack of adequate disease surveillance.

“[This is] a tragedy we simply cannot accept,” says Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe.

And Jakab’s right. As a group of mostly rich and highly educated countries, Europe can and should be able to tackle preventable diseases like measles. The solution to prevention is a single MMR vaccine that provides immunization against three deadly diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella.

In 2017, for instance, the WHO declared that the UK had eliminated measles. To be sure, “elimination” in this context doesn’t mean the UK didn’t have a single case, but that the number of cases was so low—only 282 cases—that the disease was confined to small groups and did not spread widely. To achieve the feat, UK’s national health service (NHS) recommends that the level of immunization in the population should be at least 90% to prevent the spread of measles and 95% to prevent the spread of mumps and rubella.

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This level of immunization could eliminate the disease because of the concept of herd immunity. Here’s how Marcel Salathe, a professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, explains it:

The basic idea is that a group (the “herd”) can avoid exposure to a disease by ensuring that enough people are immune so that no sustained chains of transmission can be established. This protects an entire population, especially those who are too young or too sick to be vaccinated.

Unlike the NHS, however, Salathe argues that in practice vaccination rates need to be much higher. That’s because the non-immunized population is not evenly spread out. So even though the average vaccination rate may be 95%, there may be some pockets where the rate may be lower than 80% and that’s low enough for the disease to spread.

Salathe says we should aim for 100% vaccine coverage to stop the spread of preventable diseases. In other words, if you’re thinking whether or not to get a vaccine, always lean towards getting it.  (The Quartz)

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NGO Claims Are Unfounded, Kidney-failure Patient’s Mother Says |RN

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                                                   Tochi Mbonu

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The mother of Tochi, a kidney failure patient, Ndidi Mbonu, has described the allegations against the family by a non-governmental organisation, Dignity for the Helpless Foundation, as unfounded.

Ndidi denied threatening the founder of the NGO, Pastor Samuel Brown, wondering how he could claim to have given her N2m without documentation.

She said Brown’s claims were a cover-up for illegally taking money from the funds donated by Nigerians for her child’s treatment and kidney transplant in India.

Our correspondent had reported that Tochi, a graduate of the Benue State University, became deaf in India after being on dialysis for two years in the country.

She was on dialysis in Nigeria for one year before being flown out in 2015.

Her mother, Ndidi, said she was stranded with her daughter in India due to lack of funds for the kidney transplant, adding that she had resorted to selling beans cake (moin-moin) for survival.

She said her family was introduced to Brown’s NGO in 2015 and an agreement was reached to raise N11m for Tochi’s operation.

She explained that Brown also agreed to open a joint account with the family to ensure accountability.

Tochi’s mother said she was surprised when the NGO opened an account without involving any member of the family.

Ndidi said Brown had only given them N1.4m, adding that he paid N30,000 every two weeks to reach the sum about a year ago.

In a follow up, a former spokesperson for the NGO, Mr. Shallom Ufforth, had said he was a co-signatory to the account before he left the organisation sometime in 2016.

He had alleged that while still in the employ of the group, his boss, Brown, obtained an Automated Teller Machine card on the victim’s account, thereby nullifying his (Ufforth) role as a co-signatory to the account.

Brown had said he got the ATM card after Ufforth resigned his job.

The NGO owner, in a 12-page document, later claimed that Tochi’s mother collected about N3.9m from him, out of which N2m was undocumented.

Ndidi, in her reaction to the allegation, said she had a record of all the funds transferred to her account by Brown, insisting that she had not received beyond N1.4m.

She said, “Before I approached the NGO, I had met with some TV stations and got some money. I was planning to leave for India with my daughter when a friend of mine said the funds I had gathered may not be enough and that I should enlist the help of a good NGO.

“That was how I met with Brown. Another TV station had called me based on a letter I wrote for support when Brown said I could not continue to seek help outside his organisation and I cancelled the appointment with the station to adhere to his rules.

“How will I ask him to send money to anyone when I also needed money? I never asked him to send any money to anybody. I don’t know the person he said he sent money to.  And he claimed he sent N2m to me in bits without documentation, how is that possible?

“When he stopped sending money and I begged him that we were stranded in India, he said I should also try to raise funds over there; that was how I started selling moin-moin to survive. There is no hospital I have not been to in India to seek cheap rates for Tochi’s dialysis. The present hospital we are using gives us free drugs, but we pay for dialysis.”

She said anytime the family called Brown for help, he always gave excuses of either not being available or being in a meeting, adding that at a point, she asked for money to enable the family to travel back to Nigeria.

Ndidi said Brown consequently stopped talking to the family.

“He didn’t send more than N1.4m to me. I have the records. It is unfortunate that I have to refute these allegations; what happened to me is a thing of sorrow. I am not after justification, but the survival of my daughter. I believe Brown wants to get the news that my daughter is no more. He made us agree that once she dies, we will not get anything from his organisation,” she added.

Tochi, in a message to our correspondent via WhatsApp, said Brown’s claims had sent her into depression.

She said, “I need Nigerians to help me get back to my feet again. I don’t want to die. Mr. Brown must pay for all his lies and the damage he has done to my health.”   (Punch)

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Two Doctors Fired After ‘Dead’ Baby Wakes Up At Funeral |The Republican News

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MAX hospital of Shalimar Bagh.          © Barcroft Media via Getty Images MAX hospital of Shalimar Bagh.  

A hospital in India fired two physicians and promised an investigation after a baby who was declared dead woke up in a bag while the family was driving to his funeral.

The case has sparked outrage across the country, police are involved, and the New Delhi health minister has threatened to cancel the hospital’s license.

Max Healthcare in New Delhi issued a statement saying the “unfortunate incident” occurred Thursday following a premature delivery of twins after a five-month pregnancy. The second child was stillborn; the first was declared dead a short time later.

The babies were placed in plastic bags and the family was driving to the crematorium when they saw movement. They opened the bag to find the live child.

The baby was placed on life support, the hospital said.

“We are shaken and concerned at this rare incident,” the hospital said. “We are in constant touch with the parents and are providing all the needed support.”

Adding to the controversy, the child’s father, identified by Delhi-TV as Ashish, said physicians told him Wednesday that his wife, Varsha, needed an operation for bleeding. Ashish said physicians demanded extra money to improve the chances of keeping the baby and mother alive.

Delhi police said they were collecting hospital records for the mother and treatment records for the newborn babies. Video from the hospital also was being reviewed, police said.

The hospital, with more than 300 beds, is one of 14 in the Max Healthcare locations across India. It is dubbed a “super specialty hospital” on the company’s website, boasting a wide array of medical disciplines.

Max Healthcare said the firings represent a “strict action” but should not be viewed as a finding of fault against the physicians, AP Mehta and Vishal Gupta. Rather, the terminations are a “reflection of our commitment to higher standards of care.”

The Indian Medical Association weighed in on the case, issuing a warning for hospitals that a body’s metabolism can be “suspended” in cases of severe hypothermia and may protect against oxygen deprivation for an extended period of time.

The association is conducting an inquiry along with hospital officials. Dr. KK Aggarwal, president of the association, attempted to take some heat off the fired physicians.

“There is definitely a mistake,” he told Asian News International. “The difference between a mistake and negligence is deliberate action. I don’t think any doctor will do it willfully. But let the inquiry committee find out.”  (USA TODAY)

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Kano Confirms Suspected Monekypox Case |The Republican News

Abdullahi-Ganduje                   Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje

The Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabir Getso, has confirmed that a suspected case of monkeypox has been recorded in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner, who stated this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano, disclosed that the blood sample of the patient had been sent to Abuja for clinical verification.

He added, “One of the symptoms of the disease was noticed in the patient, but we are suspecting that the diseases is more of chicken pox than monkeypox.”

Getso said the suspected victim had been isolated and put on intensive clinical watch until the result of the sample was received.

“The state also identified 60 people who had contacts with the patient and all of them have been quarantined,” he said.

The commissioner said that a team had put the entire area where the suspected case was recorded under clinical watch, adding that the state had established a special clinic to handle any outbreak.

“For now only 11 states are affected by the monkey pox disease and 94 persons are the victims, out of which only six are confirmed.

“The Kano case from Bebeji Local Government has yet to be confirmed. The blood sampling will take three weeks before it is ready,” he said.   (Punch)

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Why You Should Not Drink While On Antibiotics |The Republican News

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You were responsible enough to go to the doctor and get antibiotics for your pesky urinary tract infection, but you also have a happy hour tonight that you do not want to miss. Technically, you’re not “supposed to” drink when you’re taking antibiotics, but what’s the worst thing that could happen if you crack open a cold one tonight? You might have heard from a well-meaning friend that drinking on antibiotics just “makes you get drunker, faster,” but it’s actually more complex than that.There are two main reasons why you should avoid alcohol while on a course of antibiotics: There’s potential for increased side effects, and the alcohol could interact with the drug’s ability to do its job, explains Stephen Ferrara, RN, DNP, RNC-BC, associate dean for clinical affairs at Columbia University School of Nursing, who oversees its faculty practice, ColumbiaDoctors Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Group. And those side effects are way worse than just your typical hangover.

If you do decide to have a few drinks while on antibiotics, you could experience a slew of gorgeous symptoms, such as increased heart rate, changes in blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal pain and discomfort, headaches, redness of the skin, dizziness, drowsiness, and damage to the liver, Dr. Ferrara says. Yikes. There are certain antibiotics (such as Metronidazole, Ketoconazole, and Griseofulvin, for example) that will definitely cause an intense and significant reaction to alcohol, so you really shouldn’t drink, he says. “Outside of these medications, a drink or two should not cause significant reactions while on antibiotics, although the potential always exists.” So, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Besides possibly making you feel terrible, if you drink alcohol on antibiotics it’ll take you longer to recover from whatever infection you’re treating, Dr. Ferrara says. “Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption increases liver enzymes released in the bloodstream,” he says. “Since the liver is responsible for metabolising antibiotics, the effects of antibiotics can be reduced.” So, while that carafe of wine might be calling your name at the end of a long week, you’ll just end up having to take your antibiotics longer, so it’s better to just wait until you’re recovered..

As for the whole “getting drunker, faster” thing? That’s somewhat true, according to Dr. Ferrara. Drinking alcohol causes dehydration, increasing the amount of alcohol in the bloodstream, he says. “When someone has an infection, they may already be partially dehydrated.” Alcohol is also a central nervous system depressant, so when it’s combined with antibiotics (or medications) that also affect the central nervous system, “the effects of both can be potentiated,” he says. “In other words, symptoms like poor coordination, dizziness, somnolence are increased since both are acting on the central nervous system.” And those are all symptoms associated with being drunk, so you can see how people assume that they’re just getting “drunker.”

Let’s be clear: Drinking on antibiotics to fast-track your buzz isn’t a good idea. While you’re treating an infection, whether it’s a UTI or bacterial infection, it’s extra-important to rest, stay hydrated, and take the entire course of the antibiotic as prescribed, Dr. Ferrara says. Even though you can’t get sloshed with your friends this weekend, you will be feeling better sooner — which is worth it, right?  (Refinery29)

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Another Doctor Tests Positive For Lassa Fever In LUTH |The Republican News

 

Rats: agents of Lassa fever

 

…3 earlier positive doctors discharged

Lassa outbreak tapering off, but we must remain vigilant – CMD

By Azoma Chikwe

Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, Idi Araba, Prof Chris Bode said, yesterday, that another doctor had tested positive for Lassa fever.

The new case was among the doctors under surveillance, who had close contact with the index, and she has already commenced treatment and is expected to recover fully very soon.

“Psychological and other supports have also been provided and her family contacts are closely monitored,” the CMD said.

He stated that three doctors admitted with confirmed Lassa fever in the teaching hospital have all been certified fit and discharged home as subsequent repeated tests on them showed that they tested negative for Lassa and no longer harbour the disease.

Last week, two patients were brought to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital and later diagnosed with Lassa fever. Three doctors who closely attended to the first patient later tested positive for the disease and were admitted, while 135 other contacts had been followed up.

However, it was gathered that 70 of the contacts that were being followed up have also been let off, having completed their period of observation.  He said over 400 LUTH staff attended a grand round on Viral Hemorrhagic Fever yesterday at which various aspects of this contagious ailment were discussed.

The importance of a high index of suspicion, early diagnosis and referral were highlighted to medical workers who were also enjoined to observe universal precautions while attending to any patient who may be suspected of having Lassa fever.

The CMD spoke further: “There is a fully equipped response squad available round the clock to assess and take over the management of any suspected cases in LUTH. Various meetings have been held with doctors and other members of staff to reinforce these messages. Pieces of training have also been conducted and are ongoing for staff at the forefront of patients’ care. Both the Federal Ministry of Health and the Lagos State Ministry of Health have supported LUTH with the provision of more drugs and Personal Protective Equipment, follow-up services and decontamination. Free hand sanitizers have been deployed to various wards.

“Ebola Containment Trust Fund, a non-governmental organisation has provided 10 telephones and airtime for the use of our Lassa Fever Response Team in LUTH. The team has been beefed up by several volunteer staff who are working assiduously to overcome this dreaded disease and we are optimistic, buoyed by the successful discharge of those three doctors who had earlier tested positive.”

Prof. Bode said that an internal inquiry had been empanelled to audit possible breaches in established service protocols and any other reasons that resulted in hospital personnel getting infected.

He added that the disease was gradually tapering off but noted “we must remain vigilant while ongoing efforts are maintained to control the disease. LUTH Management thanks, all stakeholders and the Press for their continued support. (The Sun)

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