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Emmanuel J. Osemota

West Nile Virus | Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Global Outbreaks

Unbeknownst to the resident of Syracuse, Utah, West Nile Virus was lurking in a nearby mosquito pool. Despite alarm among residents, the authorities have urged calm and are intensifying their mosquito management in the area. Indeed, no reported cases of West Nile Virus in humans are yet to occur in Utah in 2023. Nonetheless, the …

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Meningitis: Signs, Symptoms, and Its Global Impact

Meningitis – the word alone strikes fear into many parents’ hearts. Life-threatening and almost always severe, the consequences of meningitis aren’t like other infections. Deafness, epilepsy, and life-long cognitive deficits occur in infants and adolescents worldwide due to insufficient medical care. In 2019, 7.7 million people worldwide were diagnosed with meningitis leading to almost a …

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Preeclampsia: Causes, Symptoms, and Effects

Preeclampsia is a common condition affecting women in pregnancy. Occurring after 20 weeks of pregnancy, it is associated with new-onset high blood pressure (hypertension) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). Additional signs include low levels of platelets, which help the blood clot, and abnormal kidney or liver function tests. As the name suggests, preeclampsia is …

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Lassa Fever: Understanding Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment 

Lassa fever is a viral illness that has become a public health concern worldwide, particularly in West Africa. The disease causes severe and life-threatening symptoms, making understanding its causes, symptoms, and treatment options crucial. In this article, we’ll explore the world of Lassa fever to keep you informed and help protect you and your loved …

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Understanding Low Testosterone in Men and How to Address It 

Testosterone is a powerful hormone responsible for several key functions in males, including sexual characteristics, bone density, muscle mass, and fat distribution regulation. As men age, testosterone levels gradually decline, leading to several health problems. However, a bigger societal concern is the persistent, consistent decline of testosterone in men over decades.   What’s happening? Why is testosterone …

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Embracing Equity

One of the current issues confronting society is the idea of equity for women, and as the twenty-first century progresses, the push for greater equality for both genders gains traction. Women are entitled to the same resources, opportunities, and power as men, so it is past time to address the issue of gender equity. Women …

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Neglected Tropical Diseases: River Blindness in Focus

River blindness, also known as Onchocerciasis, is a neglected tropical disease affecting millions worldwide, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease is caused by the filarial parasite Onchocerca volvulus and is transmitted through the bite of infected blackflies (Simulium spp.). The consequences of river blindness can be devastating, leading to skin lesions, eye damage, and eventually …

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Link between Periodontal and Cardiovascular diseases

The global burden of morbidity and mortality due to cardiovascular diseases is significant. More than 550 million people worldwide have cardiovascular problems, and it was responsible for 18 million fatalities in 2019.1  In America two people die every 68 seconds due to cardiovascular disease.2 To comprehend the pathophysiology of this group of disorders, many factors …

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