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Malaria fact

Malaria fact

Malaria also known as the Plasmodium infection, is a parasitic infection—that means it enters the body through a mosquito bite. The mosquito is infected with the virus and transfers it to the person. Although the Plasmodium parasite is the main cause of the infection, environmental and lifestyle factors play contributing roles. Explore the common and less common causes—they may help…

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Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria.

Uncomplicated and Severe Malaria.

Malaria is a risk for 97% of Nigeria’s population. The remaining 3% of the population live in the malaria free highlands. There are an estimated 100 million malaria cases with over 300,000 deaths per year in Nigeria. This compares with 215,000 deaths per year in Nigeria from HIV/AIDS. Malaria is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. People who…

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PAINFUL MENSTRUAL PERIODS (DYSMENORRHEA)

PAINFUL MENSTRUAL PERIODS (DYSMENORRHEA)

Dysmenorrhea is the term used to describe painful menstrual periods. The uterus is a muscle. Normally, chemicals called prostaglandins cause the uterus to contract during your period. The contractions push out the build-up of tissue that occurs each month inside the uterus. If the contraction is very strong, it can cause pain. The pain may feel like cramping in the lower abdomen, lower…

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