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Leprosy Outbreak In Nigeria -
| Hello Jeff - We better pay attention to Third World diseases because
Trump continues to take in Third World dregs from Africa and elsewhere.
The same area of Nigeria also has a major fatal meningitis outbreak.
Trump does NOT screen the people picked out for immigration by the UN. We trust the UN to screen and choose our immigrants. It is in the best interest of the UN and of the various Third World countries to send Europe, North America and Australia its infectious population.
In fact, one thought on containing Ebola has been to send cases that crop up between outbreaks to the US for treatment in an effort to slow the spread of it.
Disaster Trump has not kept his promise of stopping the influx of the Africans and Muslims and has continued to have agencies send in these people in totally unscreened and unveiled.
Sadly, given this increase of unscreened immigrants we are bound to have outbreaks of disease in the US like it in Africa.
LEPROSY - NIGERIA (02): (BAUCHI)
A ProMED-mail post
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Mon 17 Apr 2017
Source: Channels Television [edited]
In a small community in Bauchi state, consisting of not more than 2000 people, 17 new cases of leprosy have been detected in the month of March  alone.
The alarm was raised by an agency in charge of the disease in the state, which also noted that one household alone, recorded about 7 of the total number of cases.
Meanwhile, there are concerns over the possibility of eradicating the disease in Nigeria, despite the launch of a 5-year National Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Strategic Plan in 2016 by the Federal Government, seeking to eliminate the disease in endemic states.
The new outbreak is coming at a time when some donor agencies have completely withdrawn their support in the fight against the disease in Nigeria.
According to The Leprosy Mission, an effective cure for leprosy has been available since 1982 in the form of multi-drug therapy -- a combination of 3 drugs taken daily for a period of 6 to 12 months.
However, while treatment halts the progression of the cruel disease, it cannot turn the clock back in terms of disability.
ProMED-EAFR from HealthMap Alerts
[How this ancient disease which has treatment has not died out in the 21st Century remains a mystery. All over the world there are still several cases of leprosy including in Europe, North America, and Asia. This means that more efforts may have to be put into educating people about this disease. Prompt diagnosis may help to avoid further spread to other people who might be in close contact with the infected person.
In the present report, one small community has registered 17 cases in a month. This shows how big the disease could be in Nigeria. A recent report showed that in 2015, a total of 2892 new cases were notified (http://guardian.ng/news/world-leprosy-day-minister-worries-over-new-cases-stigmatization-of-victims/). The health system in Nigeria is already over stretched by outbreaks of meningitis and Lassa fever. One wonders if these cases of leprosy may have any attention.
Leprosy (also known as Hansen's disease) is an infection caused by the slow-growing bacterium _Mycobacterium leprae_. It can affect the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose (nasal mucosa). With early diagnosis and treatment, the disease can be cured. People with Hansen's disease can continue to work and lead an active life during and after treatment. (https://www.cdc.gov/leprosy/). - Mod.YA
Maps of Nigeria can be seen at http://www.un.org/Depts/Cartographic/map/profile/nigeria.pdf and http://healthmap.org/promed/p/3741. - Sr.Tech.Ed.MJ]