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Whitlow/ Weaklo

Whitlow is a painful infection of the nail bed, it is often found on the fingers near the nails. It is called ‘weaklo’ in lay terms. It occurs when the skin or cuticle at the nail bed is broken and it comes directly in contact with infected body fluids. When the infection is caused by […]

LASSA FEVER

  OVERVIEW Lassa fever is an acute, viral haemorrhagic fever due to infection with the lassa fever virus. The Lassa virus belongs to the arenaviridae family and is transmitted by infected rats of the specie ‘Mastomys natalensis’ (multimammate rat). They are chronic asymptomatic carriers of lassa virus and shed the virus in their urine and […]

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