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When last did you have great sex?
Not regular sex. Not run-of-the-mill sex.
Not ‘sarewagba’ sex. I mean great sex.
Sex that made your belly flip.
Sex that made your eyes roll to the back of your head.
Sex that made your toes curl.
Sex that made you hear the Lord’s trumpet.
Sex that made your hair plait dada.
It’s been a while, right?
But have you thought about the reason for the dearth of great sex in this country? You love him. He loves you. So why the hell aren’t you guys having grade A sex?
Before I tell you the reason, let me challenge you to have
great sex with your man tonight.
To do that you’ll need a bowl
of Icecream, whipped cream and a Jagged Edge cd.
Put the cd in your cd player and let that cool, orgasm inducing music waft round the room.
Get yourself in the mood.
When he gets home, jump on him and tear off his shirt. Tie his hands to the bed with his tie.
Then proceed to the kitchen to get the bowl of Icecream.
Back to reality……..

Alas, all these can’t happen because Nepa has taken light and there’s no fuel in the generator.
Jagged Edge won’t play and your ice cream will melt. Heat will nearly kill you people and both of you will be cranky as hell.
Then you remember :”But Buhari promised us steady
electricity when he was campaigning during the last elections o
Jonathan & Buhari…..denying Nigerians the opportunity to have great sex since 2011.
Democracy the sex killer.

I mentioned sometime last year to a friend that your protruded stomach or abdomen may not be as a result of too much fat — it could be due to bloating. I talked about how you can find out if what you have is a bloated stomach too What we will be discussing here are the food and other causes of bloating as well as the tips you can make use of to getting rid of a bloating.

1. What are the causes of Bloating?
Bloating could be caused by several factors and you may want to check with your doctor to find out what the cause really is. If it is not caused by a chronic heart or liver condition, it is probably due to the following factors;

– Eating too fast
– Using straw to suck drinks which sucks in gas with it
– Ovarian cancer
– Weight gain
– Overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel
– Menstruation
– Fluid in the abdominal cavity (ascites) as a result of cancer, liver disease, kidney failure, congestive heart failure, and other disorders

2. The Food Causes of Bloating Explained

Apart from the habits and medical conditions listed above, foods can also cause bloating – which ultimately can still be released to medical conditions.

– Consumption of carbonated drinks and food that is high in lactose by people who are lactose intolerant like me (e.g. Milk) can cause a bloated stomach to develop.
– consumption of wheat gluten by people who cannot tolerate it causes it too.
– Foods made from Barley e.g. malt, malt drinks, malt flavoring and malt vinegar
– Avoid foods made from wheat flour e.g. bread, cake, pasta, etc., unless they are made from corn, rice, soy or labelled Gluten-free.
– Rye

3. What are the Symptoms?

The most prominent symptom is the feeling of fullness especially just after eating. It usually also come with distention where the stomach is visibly larger than normal. Other symptoms that may accompany it include;

– Abdominal pain
– Blood in the stools or dark, tarry looking stools diarrhea
– Worsening heartburn
– Vomiting
– Unexplained weight loss

4. Tips For Getting Rid Of A Bloated Stomach

If your bloating comes with any of the symptoms listed in bullets above, then you just have to see a medical doctor. Otherwise, adjusting your diet and eating habits can make your bloating go away over time. What you should do include;

– Chewing gum can cause you to swallow extra air. Avoid it.
– Reduce your intake of carbonated drinks.
– Avoid “gassy” foods, such vegetables in the cabbage family, dried beans, and lentils.
– Eat slowly.
– Avoid sucking drinks with a straw.
– Lose weight if you are overweight.
– Use lactose-free dairy products, e.g. Yoghurt.

Feel free to email JosephAbalokwu@yahoo.com if you have questions and suggestions on this topic

The HealthZone, Africa’s pre-eminent television health show, in partnership with The Private Sector Healthcare Alliance of Nigeria and St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos hosted a Healthcare Round table to commemorate the World Malaria Day on Monday, April 25, 2016.

Titled “Malaria – Are we winning the war?“, the panelists included Dr Jide Idris, Honorable Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Executive Director, Nigeria Health Watch, Dr Muntaqa Umar-Sadiq, CEO, Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, Dr Orode Doherty, Country Director Africare Nigeria, and Dr. Ebun Bamgboye, Clinical Director, St. Nicholas Hospital.

The panel reviewed Nigeria’s score card in the battle against a disease that continues to devastate the continent. Nigeria has made some progress in the war against malaria but panelists acknowledged that the pace of progress is much slower than is necessary to make 90% reduction in malaria cases by 2030 a reality. Challenges identified included lack of government will to follow through on sustainable solutions, financing gaps, healthcare human resources limitations and low level of health literacy in the general public.

Successful strategies in malaria elimination and prevention were highlighted such as indoor residual spraying with insecticide, larvicide treatment of mosquito reservoirs, regular use of insecticide treated bed nets and intermittent treatment of pregnant women.

The panel also discussed the way forward to zero malaria transmission. Strategies addressed included harnessing the strengths of the private sector through public private partnerships; the use of bold disruptive innovative approaches to malaria prevention and case management; and, the importance of re-training and re-educating health professionals in the proper guidelines for malaria case management.

On the issue of the impact of care seeking behaviors of the public as a challenge to malaria elimination, public health behavior change communication must focus on the importance of testing before treating because every fever is not malaria. The overarching goal of this strategy is to empower patients to drive the demand for effective quality health care.

Tune into NTA Thursday to watch our World Malaria Day episode by 10pm and catch the highlights here

The feeling of an orgasm is one of the greatest  sensations our bodies can experience. Women are thought to have up to 11 different types of  orgasm, which can differ in intensity from a mild and  subtle feeling to an intense and explosive rush of  sensations, depending on how our bodies and minds  are feeling at the time and also how we feel about the  person we are engaged with.

Achieving an orgasm can have an array of health  benefits that affect us physically and emotionally—due  to the chemical changes that take place within our  bodies. During an orgasm a release of hormones such as oxytocin , vasopressin, endorphins and dopamine are  secreted which have powerful mood enhancing and  therapeutic effects

In case we need more reasons to enjoy a full blown  orgasm, here are 9 surprising health benefits of  orgasm.

1. Reduces stress and depression.
The hormone Oxytocin is a powerful stress reliever and is a natural antidote to stress hormones within the  body.
When the body climaxes the amygdala, which is the  part of the brain responsible for fear and anxiety, is  blocked which helps to produce a healthier mental  wellbeing. A natural pain killer

2. Increases your memory.
During climax blood circulation is increased which  transports nutrients and oxygen to the hypothalamus,  which is the centre of the brain for memory and  learning, keeping the brain alert.

3. Assists sleep.
Oxytocin, also known as the love hormone and  endorphins are released during sex causing a sedative  effect, allowing the body to relax and let go of tension  by lowering blood pressure. This promotes restful and  deeper sleep.

4. Makes you more beautiful.
With the flow of pheromones that are emitted during an orgasm and the release of endorphins, which makes  cheeks flush, skin appear smoother and hair shinier.  We radiate a natural post coital afterglow that can last  for days.

5. Protects us from colds and flu.
Due to the release of antibodies, in particular  immunoglobulin A, that naturally boost and increase  our immune system, we are less susceptible to colds  and flus as our body’s defences strengthen to fight  illness.

6.   Burns calories.
As the heart rate increases more calories are burned.  While an orgasm itself only burns around three  calories, leading up to burns the most. Half an hour of  active sex can burn around 150 calories. Plus, muscles all over the body are toned in the  process.

7. Detoxes the body.
Due to perspiration during sex we naturally flush out  toxins as our blood flow increases. Sweating causing  an overall lymphatic massage and also releases  skin-nourishing oils.

8. Boosts our sense of smell.
After climax our bodies release a hormone known as  prolactin which causes stem cells in the brain to grow  new neurons in the olfactory bulb, where smell is  formed. This in turn increases our sense of smell.

9. Increases bonding and love hormones.
Oxytocin released during orgasms facilitates social  bonding, intimacy and attachment bringing two people  closer when they experience sexual pleasure together.
The more frequently we orgasm, the more health  benefits we receive.

Whether we self-pleasure, using our hands or with a  vibrator or we are in a sexual relationship of any kind,  achieving an orgasm can increase our overall physical  health, looks and wellbeing.

In the past few months, the city of Lagos and its neighboring communities had been unprecedented bombarded with trucks of watermelon like never before. I presume many more people are beginning to go the healthy way especially considering the many illnesses and diseases that stare us in the face daily.

In recent times, I have not been an avid consumer of watermelon due to my love for golden melon but the truth about this thirst quenching fruits has to be told. Watermelon has so many nutritional and health benefits but these five under-listed are the five topmost reasons to consume watermelon fruits.

1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Usually there is need for a balance between sodium and potassium levels in the body for a proper blood pressure. There are records of good amount of potassium and magnesium in this fruit that is very beneficial in terms of bringing down blood pressure.

If you do have people suffering from this condition, watermelon might just be helpful.

 

2. LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
Many diabetics crave for sugar but due to their condition, they cannot indulge in foods that will spike their sugar level. Watermelon, although sweet in taste, contains very low amount of sugar that is will not raise sugar level.

A plate of the diced fruit fills the belly while supplying small quantity of calorie which directly reduces the chances of high blood sugar.

 

3. BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM
Watermelon is loaded with vitamin C; an effective immune booster. Vitamin C strengthens your immune system and protects your body against free radicals and oxidative stress. It has also been quite effective in making wounds and injuries heal faster.

A good daily consumption of watermelon will prevent you

4. AIDS WEIGHT LOSS AND HYDRATES THE BODY:
Weight loss difficulty is faced by many overweights and obese. A good plan to include watermelon which usually contains more than 90% of water into your daily diet might be helpful. It will fill you up quickly while supplying very low amount of calorie.

Also, with the high amount of water and electrolytes; the occurrence of headaches, dryness and other conditions which result due to dehydration would become a thing of the past.

 

5. FIGHTS CANCER:
Although, scientists are still digging deep to make a conclusion on this claim but many of the previous test and researches conducted indicated that the fruit which is amongst the best sources of antioxidant lycophene has the ability to fight cancer cells. This powerful lycophene has been linked to reduce the risk of prostate, breast, lung, uterus and colon cancer.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away for a variety of ills. Researchers are uncovering the many ways that apples keep us healthy.

Here are 6 health benefits that apple can add to your life.

1. Prevent High Blood Pressure
There is overwhelming evidence that one-third of all cancer cases and half the incidences of cardiovascular disease and hypertension can be attributed to diet. Because apples are high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, they can help reduce the risk of stroke

2. Protect Your Heart
Researchers found that apples and apple juice may help slow the oxidation process that is involved in the build up of plaque that leads to heart disease. Participants added only two apples or 12 ounces of apple juice to their diet daily and positive effects were evident after only six weeks.

3. Reduce Cholesterol
A medium apple provides five grams of fibre–more than most cereals. Apples are one of the top fruits with plenty of pectin, a soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol. Pectin prevents cholesterol from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease

4. Protection Against Colon Cancer
When the natural fibre in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells, according to new research.

5. Reduced Risk of Asthma
A study completed found there is strong evidence that a healthy diet rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins is good for asthma. Researchers found that when children sipped on apple juice their symptoms were relieved

6. Bone Protection
Researchers believe that a flavanoid called phloridzin, found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosisand may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.

If you’re getting less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep a night, here are nine reasons that you should shut down your phone, turn off the lights, and go to bed an hour early tonight.

1. Better health. Getting a good night’s sleep won’t grant you immunity from disease. Research has found a link between insufficient sleep and some serious health problems, such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity.

2. Better sex life. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, up to 26% of people say that their sex lives tend to suffer because they’re just too tired. There’s evidence that in men, impaired sleep can be associated with lower testosterone levels — although the exact nature of the link isn’t clear

3. Less pain – If you have chronic pain or acute pain from a recent injury, getting enough sleep may actually make you hurt less. Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold. Unfortunately, being in pain can make it hard to sleep.

4. Better memory – Feeling forgetful? Sleep loss could be to blame. Studies have shown that while we sleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, it seems like those memories might not get stored correctly — and can be lost.

5. Stronger immunity – Could getting enough sleep prevent the common cold? One preliminary study put the idea to the test. Researchers tracked over 150 people and monitored their sleep habits for two weeks. Then they exposed them to a cold virus. People who got seven hours of sleep a night or less were almost three times as likely to get sick as the people who got at least eight hours of sleep a night.

The teeth are the hardest substances in the human body. Besides being essential for chewing, the teeth play an important role in speech. As important as the teeth is to the mouth and body as a whole, there has been increasing worry over the health of the teeth. One of the major concerns of the teeth is the colour.

People with the yellow teeth constantly seek ways and methods to whiten the teeth but before this can be decided we have to know why they get yellow in the first place.

There are several factors that play a part, including genetics, what kind of food and drink you consume, and how well you practice oral hygiene.

A tooth is made up of 4 tissues;

Enamel: The hardest, white outer part of the tooth. Enamel is mostly made of calcium phosphate, a rock-hard mineral.

Dentin: A layer underlying the enamel. Dentin is made of living cells, which secrete a hard mineral substance.

Pulp: The softer, living inner structure of teeth. Blood vessels and nerves run through the pulp of the teeth.

Cementum: A layer of connective tissue that binds the roots of the teeth firmly to the gums and jawbone.

The enamel and dentin is what play the biggest role in colour. Certain food and drinks will directly stain the enamel, yes, but over time the two biggest culprits are the nasty food and drink that actually break down the enamel, and weakening enamel as we age. As the enamel breaks down, it reveals the yellow dentin underneath.

Below are 3 natural remedy for a yellow teeth. These remedies will focus on whitening teeth that have already lost some white enamel.

1. Baking Soda and Lemon Juice Paste

Baking Soda, (Sodium bicarbonate) is mildly abrasive; gently scrubbing away surface stains to return teeth to a whiter shade. It’s also very alkaline so I would think if you have a very acidic mouth or eat a lot of acidic food, it could help balance out the Ph, which would be useful as acid breaks down enamel-this is strictly speculation on my part.

What you need

Teaspoonsful of baking soda
Lemon juice or water to form a paste
A toothbrush/ Cotton wool
How it works

Mix several teaspoons of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse, so as to avoid the acid effecting enamel. If you are using just water you can leave it on for up to 3 minutes.

2. Strawberry, Salt and Baking Soda Scrub

Strawberries are high in Vitamin C, which can help break-down plaque that is causing your teeth to look yellow. It also has an enzyme called malic acid, which may help to remove surface stains. The salt acts as an abrasive portion of the paste, physically scrubbing away stain-causing gunk, and the baking soda is an extra touch that you can choose to leave out if you’d prefer (I just like to add it to anything involving my teeth.)

What you need

1-3 large strawberries
A pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
How it works

Mash the berries into a pulp, and add a pinch of sea salt and ½ teaspoon of baking soda, if you’re using it. Wipe any extra saliva off your teeth with a paper towel, and then apply a generous portion of the mixture to a toothbrush and apply. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes, then rinse. Do this nightly.

3. Coconut Oil Rinse

I know  It doesn’t sound like the most pleasant thing to do, but it actually does work if you don’t mind the taste, and  it make a difference in the color of your teeth. The lauric acid in coconut oil can rid your teeth of bacteria found in plaque that can make them yellow. It is also supposed to promote gum health, and help keep your breath fresh.

What you need

A tablespoon of coconut oil
How it works

In the morning, before you brush your teeth, take a tablespoonful of coconut oil. Push, swish, and “pull” the oil through and around your teeth for 10-15 minutes, then spit it out, rinse with water, and brush your teeth

Wrinkles are a part of aging and life. While we know to expect wrinkles as we get older, some of the battle has nothing to do with age. Your beauty routines and habits can impact it as well. See the bad habits that affect your skin’s aging process so you can cut them out.

1. Smoking
Smoking is the most common cause of wrinkles. So skip cigarettes and lose the wrinkles.

2. Your Diet
If you want to keep your skin healthy and young, the old saying that you are what you eat is definitely true. Eating too much sugar and high-glycemic foods doesn’t just impact your weight, it could make you look older too.

Refined sugar and other simple carbohydrates also trigger inflammation throughout the body by causing insulin levels to skyrocket.

Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, which leads to sagging and wrinkles. So cut down on refined sugar and simple carbohydrates. Your skin will thank you!

3. Drinking
All alcohol dehydrates the skin, this means your skin will appear less plump and fresh the morning after you drink alcohol. Over time, your skin will lose elasticity and form wrinkles due to a lack of hydration.

4. Chewing Gum
Gum chewing produces a type of wrinkle that I see quite often on the lower mouth.  Additionally, it causes other issues in the mouth structure. This is an easy habit to give up in the name of preserving your skin.

5. Not Removing Makeup
When you sleep in your makeup, you’re basically asking for wrinkles. The makeup and environmental pollutants you accumulate during the day seep into your pores, breaking down collagen and elastin. This can speed up the aging process and leave you with fine lines and wrinkles. Cleanse and moisturize your skin every night before bed.

6. Picking
Stop picking at pesky zits and let them come out on their own or use natural products to help eliminate them. Any time you pick or pull at your skin, you’re causing damage and creating irritation, scars, and yes, even wrinkles.

7. Stretching Your Skin to Apply Makeup
This practice creates wrinkles and is generally frowned upon in the makeup world. It’s about moving your whole face when you’re applying makeup, not stretching it so it’s flat.

Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arena virus family of viruses. It is transmitted to humans from contacts with food or household items contaminated with rodent excreta. The disease is endemic in the rodent population in parts of West Africa. Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in the hospital environment in the absence of adequate infection control measures. Diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential.

Lassa Alert
A collective led by Federal Ministry of Health. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control and Partners are focusing to spreading awareness to help stop the spread of the disease. Lassa Alert has shared key information about the disease which has now been confirmed in several states around Nigeria.

Over 40 people in 10 states have been confirmed dead since this outbreak started.

Fact Sheet
Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness of 1-4 weeks duration that occurs in West Africa.
The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or farces.
Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevent and control measures.
Lassa fever is known to be endemic in Benin (where it was diagnosed for the first time in November 2014), Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and parts of Nigeria, but probably exists in other West African countries as well.
The overall case-fatality rate is 1%. Observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases of Lassa fever is 15%.
Early supportive care with re-hydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival.

Lassa Background
Though first described in the 1950s, the virus causing Lassa disease was not identified until 1969. The virus is a single-stranded RNA virus belonging to the virus family Arenaviridae.

About 80% of people who become infected with Lassa virus have no symptoms. One in five infections result in severe disease, where the virus affects several organs such as the liver, spleen and kidneys.

Lassa fever is a zoophytic disease, meaning that humans become infected from contact with infected animals. The animal reservoir, or host, of Lassa virus is a rodent of the genus Mastomys, commonly known as the “multimammate rat.” Mastomys rats infected with Lassa virus do not become ill, but they can shed the virus in their urine and faeces.

Because the clinical course of the disease is so variable, detection of the disease in affected patients has been difficult. However, when presence of the disease is confirmed in a community, prompt isolation of affected patients, good infection protection and control practices and rigorous contact tracing can stop outbreaks.

Symptoms of Lassa feverTips on how to prevent Lassa Fever-shaidysworld: The incubation period of Lassa fever ranges from 6-21 days. The onset of the disease, when it is symptomatic, is usually gradual, starting with fever, general weakness, and malaise. After a few days, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, and abdominal pain may follow. In severe cases facial swelling, fluid in the lung cavity, bleeding from the mouth, nose, vagina or gastrointestinal tract and low blood pressure may develop. Protein may be noted in the urine. Shock, seizures, tremor, disorientation, and coma may be seen in the later stages. Deafness occurs in 25% of patients who survive the disease. In half of these cases, hearing returns partially after 1-3 months. Transient hair loss and gait disturbance may occur during recovery. Death usually occurs within 14 days of onset in fatal cases. The disease is especially severe late in pregnancy, with maternal death and/or fetal loss occurring in greater than 80% of cases during the third trimester.

Lassa Fever Transmission
Humans usually become infected with Lassa virus from exposure to urine or faeces of infected Mastomys rats. Lassa virus may also be spread between humans through direct contact with the blood, urine, faeces, or other bodily secretions of a person infected with Lassa fever. There is no epidemiological evidence supporting airborne spread between humans. Person-to-person transmission occurs in both community and health-care settings, where the virus may be spread by contaminated medical equipment, such as re-used needles. Sexual transmission of Lassa virus has been reported.

Lassa fever occurs in all age groups and both sexes. Persons at greatest risk are those living in rural areas where Mastomys are usually found, especially in communities with poor sanitation or crowded living conditions. Health workers are at risk if caring for Lassa fever patients in the absence of proper barrier nursing and infection control practices.

Lassa Fever Diagnosis
Because the symptoms of Lassa fever are so varied and non-specific, clinical diagnosis is often difficult, especially early in the course of the disease. Lassa fever is difficult to distinguish from other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola virus disease; and many other diseases that cause fever, including malaria, shigellosis, typhoid fever and yellow fever.

Definitive diagnosis requires testing that is available only in specialized laboratories. Laboratory specimens may be hazardous and must be handled with extreme care. Lassa virus infections can only be diagnosed definitively in the laboratory using the following tests:

antibody enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
antigen detection tests
reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assay
virus isolation by cell culture.

Treatment and vaccines
The antiviral drug ribavirin seems to be an effective treatment for Lassa fever if given early on in the course of clinical illness. There is no evidence to support the role of ribavirin as post-exposure prophylactic treatment for Lassa fever.

There is currently no vaccine that protects against Lassa fever.

Lassa Fever Prevention
Prevention of Lassa fever relies on promoting good “community hygiene” to discourage rodents from entering homes. EffectLassa fever prevention-shaidyworldiv measures include storing grain and other foodstuffs in rodent-proof containers, disposing of garbage far from the home, maintaining clean households and keeping cats. Because Mastomys are so abundant in endemic areas, it is not possible to completely eliminate them from the environment. Family members should always be careful to avoid contact with blood and body fluids while caring for sick persons.

In health-care settings, staff should always apply standard infection prevention and control precautions when caring for patients, regardless of their presumed diagnosis. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (to block splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe burial practices.

Health workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Lassa fever should apply extra infection control measures to prevent contact with the patient’s blood and body fluids and contaminated surfaces or materials such as clothing and bedding. When in close contact (within 1 meter) of patients with Lassa fever, health-care workers should wear face protection (a face shield or a medical mask and goggles), a clean, non-sterile long-sleeved gown, and gloves (sterile gloves for some procedures).

Laboratory workers are also at risk. Samples taken from humans and animals for investigation of Lassa virus infection should be handled by trained staff and processed in suitably equipped laboratories.

On rare occasions, travelers from areas where Lassa fever is endemic export the disease to other countries. Although malaria, typhoid fever, and many other tropical infections are much more common, the diagnosis of Lassa fever should be considered in febrile patients returning from West Africa, especially if they have had exposures in rural areas or hospitals in countries where Lassa fever is known to be endemic. Health-care workers seeing a patient suspected to have Lassa fever should immediately contact local and national experts for advice and to arrange for laboratory testing.

New Update: The Ministries of Health of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance, the United Nations, and other partners have worked together to establish the Mano River Union Lassa Fever Network. The programme supports these 3 countries in developing national prevention strategies and enhancing laboratory diagnostics for Lassa fever and other dangerous diseases. Training in laboratory diagnosis, clinical management, and environmental control is also included. In addition, a new ward dedicated to the care of patients with Lassa fever is under construction in Sierra Leone, sponsored by the European Union.

More Update on the development Lassa Fever