Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus - Part 6
We found that among 467 patients screened for HBsAg, aged 0-65 years from July 2009 to February 2012 in Delight Specialist Clinic and Maternity, Makurdi.
Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus - Part 5
I have cooperated with other colleagues across the country to write two professional books for the use of our students and professionals in Medicine and other relevant health professions.
Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus - Part 3
Reasons for non-usage include non-availability (350) (75.9%), high cost (389) (84.4%), inadequate sizes of available ones (300) (65.9%), lack of interest for unexplained reasons (150) (32.5%) and infectiveness of nets after some months of usage coupled with inability to retreat them (120) (26%).
Travel medicine crucial in containing spread of infectious diseases, say experts
The Nigerian Society of Travel Medicines (NSTM) has backed the government’s effort towards containing the spread of Lassa fever, coronavirus and other infectious diseases, as Nigeria welcomes travellers from other parts of the world.
Turning the tides against infectious diseases: The microbial pathologist’s nexus - Part 2
A lot of progress has been made by Doctors in the field of infectious diseases. We can bring to remembrance the discovery of anthrax, Tuberculosis, cholera as you remember Robert Koch.
Nigeria needs resilient health systems to contain outbreak of infectious diseases
Worried by the devastating impact of infectious diseases such as Ebola, Lassa fever, yellow fever, measles, cholera and monkey pox, medical experts have called for the use of applied epidemiology to provide evidence for public health action.
WHO alerts to global rise in ‘untreatable’ infectious diseases
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO’s) first release of surveillance data on antibiotic resistance reveals high levels of resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections in both high- and low-income countries. WHO’s new Global Antimicrobial Surveillance System (GLASS) reveals widespread occurrence of antibiotic resistance among 500 000 people with suspected bacterial infections across 22 countries.…