Viral Disease


child patient vaccine vaccination

What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus takes about 10 to 20 days to incubate after which an itchy blister rash appears. The disease is common with children but can also affect adults who are not vaccinated or have not been infected …

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From 1st January to 1st August 2021 there have been about 6,700 cases of measles in Nigeria. Source ( What is Measles? Measles is a highly contagious viral disease caused by the morbillivirus. It is characterized by fever and rash. Although measles is often associated with childhood illness, adults can …

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polio vaccination

So far 187 cases of polio have been reported in Nigeria in 2021. Source (WHO) What is Polio? Poliomyelitis is a viral infection that mainly affects children under the age of 5 years, it can be fatal and lead to lifelong paralysis. The Poliovirus are of three types (Type 1, …

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Hepatitis B

Injection needle with Hepatitis B text

About 296 million people are living with Hepatitis B and new infection annually is put at 1.5 million. (WHO 2019). What is Hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis B virus, it can lead to life-threatening conditions like cancer of the liver and cirrhosis. According …

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HIV and AIDs

HIV and aids treatment

Human Immunodeficiency Virus has killed an estimated 36.3 million people globally, about 37 million people are currently infected with the virus with 25 million of that number from Subsaharan Africa. (Source WHO). What is HIV? Human Immunodeficiency Virus targets the immune system to weaken its defences against diseases and infections …

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