Food Poisoning in Nigeria: Causes, Symptoms and Prevention
What is food poisoning? Food poisoning is a food-borne illness. It results from eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food due to unsanitary exposure or preparation. What causes food poisoning? There are 3 major causes; Bacteria, Parasites and Viruses. Bacteria is the most common cause of this ailment. Dangerous bacteria like E.coli, Listeria, Campylobacter, Salmonella and C. […]
Lassa Fever: What You Need To Know.
What is Lassa fever? Lassa fever is an acute viral illness that occurs in West Africa. The illness was discovered in 1969 when two missionary nurses died in Nigeria, West Africa. The cause of the illness was found to be Lassa virus, named after the town in Nigeria where the first cases originated. The virus, […]