Samuel Aluh

Samuel Aluh received his Bachelor of Science degree from Osun State University Osogbo Osun State (UNIOSUN). . He also has professional certification in project management as well as in health safety and environment. He is a young, vibrant and intelligent individual with a great passion for public health, Neglected Tropical Disease (NTDs) and infectious disease.

XEROPHTHALMIA; THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Xerophthalmia is a medical condition in which the eye becomes abnormally dry and it is associated with vitamin A deficiency. This can develop into night blindness and can even cause more serious damage to the cornea. Vitamin A plays a crucial role in immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication, it is key for vision …

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WHAT IS NEUROCYSTICERCOSIS?

Neurocysticercosis is an infection that is caused by the larval form of a parasite called taenium solium commonly known as tapeworm. It is the most common parasitic disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS) and also the most common cause of acquired epilepsy worldwide. The larval cyst of taenia solium can affect various parts …

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MY GUMS BLEED: COULD THIS BE GINGIVITIS?

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS? Gingivitis simply means an inflammation of the gums. Gums are part of the soft tissue lining of the mouth; it surrounds and provides a seal around the teeth. Gingivitis occurs when there is poor oral hygiene, which leads to the accumulation of dental plaque: the plaque builds up between the teeth and …

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HEARING SOUNDS IN MY EARS; COULD THIS BE TINNITUS

Sounds are pleasing to the ears; it gives a kind of sensation, vibes and feeling. A sound becomes a thing of concern when it is unpleasing or constitute disturbance to the ear. WHAT IS TINNITUS? Tinnitus refers to the ringing, and whistling sounds in the ears. These sounds could also be in form of clicking, …

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IS CEREBRAL PALSY RITUALLY INDUCED, A SIN OR A MEDICAL CONDITION?

Many people especially in Sub Saharan Africa particularly in some parts of Nigeria still believe the myth that cerebral palsy is as a result of rituals being done on children or a result of the sins of parent. But the fact still remains that cerebral palsy is a medical condition and not a spiritual attack, …

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: SECOND CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 IN NIGERIA

The Honourable Minister of Health has announced another confirmed case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The first case was confirmed in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020.  According to the report the newly confirmed case is a contact of the index case in Ogun State. The report noted that since the first confirmed …

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), OUTBREAK: PRACTICING EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE MEASURES TO STAY SAFE

The coronavirus, now commonly known as COVID-19, the disease appears to have originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan but it has spread and now being diagnosed in other parts of the world. What is coronavirus disease (COVID-19)? Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from one person to another person. …

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HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS: A CAUSE OF CERVICAL CANCER IN WOMEN

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common causes of sexually transmitted disease in both men and women around the world, especially in developing countries, where the occurrence of asymptomatic infection varies from 2 to 44%, which depends on the population and studied region. According to (Castle et al., 2005; Fernandes et al., 2009; …

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update; first confirmed case has been reported in Lagos state, Nigeria.

The Honorable Minister of Health in Nigeria has announced the first confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. It was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, and is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in china in January 2020. According to the press released …

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LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS (LF): HISTORY, CAUSE, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a parasitic disease caused by microscopic, threadlike nematode worms. The adult worm of this parasitic nematode only live in the human lymph system and people with this disease suffer from lymphadema (swelling that generally occur in one arm or legs) and elephantiasis (An enlargement and hardening of limbs or body parts …

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