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EBOLA ALERT

EBOLA IS BACK! The Ebola Haemorrhagic Fever, also known as Ebola Virus Disease,  or more popularly referred to as Ebola,  is a viral haemorrhagic disease where the virus causes severe bleeding and fever. Ebola...

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HEPATITIS D (DELTA) VIRUS

This virus does not exist independently; only in the presence of hepatitis B virus. It gives rise to a more severe form of hepatitis, but is limited by recovery from hepatitis B infection. Transmission:...

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HEPATITIS C VIRUS (HCV)

This is also a blood-borne infection. It usually takes 8 weeks for liver function abnormalities to occur following exposure to the virus. It causes a long- standing (chronic) infection, and can in turn cause...

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HEPATITIS G VIRUS (HGV)

This virus infects together with hepatitis C often times. It is more commonly seen in people with some blood disorders such as Hemophilia, Thalassemia. It may be seen in intravenous drug addicts. Prevention This...

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HEPATITIS B VIRUS (HBV)

This is a blood-borne infection. The hepatitis B virus causes a long- standing (chronic) infection. It also gives rise to hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer), which is a notorious cancer that kills within approximately six...

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HEPATITIS E VIRUS (HEV)

This post is a follow up to that of hepatitis A. Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection  is not very common in our environment but may be seen in those who have travelled to regions...

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THE MUCH DREADED HEPATITIS

Much has been said about hepatitis such that some think that it must be sought and treated while treating malaria in our environment. Well, here are the facts on hepatitis so as to have...