The death of PSG club legend Jean-Pierre Adams has left people in surprise especially because many were unaware that the footballer had been in a coma for 39 years. The late Adams went into a vegetative state in 1982 after a doctor did a medical error while administering anesthesia during a routine knee operation that resulted in brain damage.
If you think you are suffering way too much than anyone else out there; then you probably have never heard of the man who has been enduring pain inside a machine for the past 68 years. Paul Alexander, 74, has lived inside a canister ever since he was 6 after a polio disease ravaged his lungs and muscles, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Alex was among the victims of the Polio outbreak that roamed across the US states in the 1950s infecting nearly 60, 000 children. The disease affected the
The unfortunate death of Henrietta Lacks a mother of 5 in 1951 was a bitter sweet as it went on to save billions of people from becoming crippled, limbless and dead. Henrietta had cervical cancer and as she was started on treatment. Without her knowledge her cells were taken by Dr. Grey a cancer and virus researcher and had been collecting cells from patients who came to The Johns Hopkins Hospital with cervical cancer. Each sample taken quickly died in Dr. Gey’s lab, all apart from Henrietta Lacks’. Henrietta
Today being the 11th of March 2021, it's another time Kenya Power celebrates the achievement of Engineer Sarah Wepukhulu.She is a lady who came from an extremely humble background.
Malawi has proclaimed a wild polio flare-up after a case was distinguished in a three-year-old young lady-the first of its sort in Africa for over five years. The landmass was announced to be liberated from all types of wild polio in 2020. The Malawian specialists are currently attempting to contain any conceivable spread, including through inoculation.
Polio which was kicked out of the country close to 7 years ago has once again found its way into the nation after several people were reported to have the poliovirus in the country.This now leaves the ministry of health with a bitter taste in the mouth as they thrive to contain its spread in the country.
The ministry of health on 22nd to 26th of May 2021 conducted first phase of campaign for vaccination against Polio. Total of 2.6 million children vaccinated. Today, CS Kagwe has announced that second phase of Polio vaccination campaign will start on 17th Saturday to Wednesday of 21st 2021.
Meet the man known as Paul Richard Alexander. You would find it hard to accept, yet this man is a legal counselor and an essayist. Paul got the feared Polio illness in 1952 when he was only six years of age. He was maimed forever and lost all ability to move from his shoulders downwards in the wake of contracting it.
Above is a disturbing photo of an unfortunate child who has suffered severe torture and abuse by his parents. Report from Citizen TV indicated that his father and alleged step mother have inflicted serious injuries on his body. Some appears like cutes, scratches and bites. A neighbour by the name Elizabeth Simiyu reported that he found the step mom feeding the 3 years old son with faeces.
Health officers administer polio to children at Matungulu sub county offices(source. c Patterson) Polio vaccination exercise has been launched in Machakos. Matungulu MOH Virginia Nzau urged parents to ensure their children under the age of five get the vaccine. She said that Machakos county is among the counties at high risk.
Polio also known as Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious viral disease that largely affects children under 5 years of age. The virus is transmitted by person-to-person spread mainly through the faecal-oral route or, less frequently, by a common vehicle and multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system and cause paralysis.
Polio has remained to be one of the serious illness which causes paralysis,disability and can also kill.Children under the age of five years are very much vulnerable to diseases as their immunity to diseases is not yet fully developed to fight against infections. The ministry of Health has asked parents and guardians to take their children for vaccination against Polio.
Corona virus emerged in China last year, 2019. It started spreading all over the world early this year. Many countries started registering high number of infections. People started dying like flies mostly in Western countries. Countries were forced to outline restrictions that could help to curb the spread. Movement of people was limited, all efforts were geared towards eradicating the virus. African countries were also hit by the virus early this year. Countries started coming up with strict measures to prevent
Although Kissing is used to show respect for parents and expressing romantic feelings to someone, it is a mode of disease transmission. Here are 5 diseases you can get through kissing. 1) Gum Disease According to research by an American dental hygiene association, the bacteria that cause gum disease can be transmitted through saliva. 2) Cold Sores Cold Sores or fever blisters occur as fluid-filled lesions in the lips and are caused by a herpes simplex virus. Fever blisters are highly contagious and can be
Covid-19 vaccination maybe good news to a large population but the biggest worry remains on whether people will accept when it's rolled out early next year. The half of Kenyan population will have to undergo the vaccination to meet the recquirements number of immune people.However,religion and romours among most Kenyans might lead them to being defiant to the vaccine.People have different types of believes that carry their daily lives. The ministry of Health says in 2014,they faced defiant Kenyans as they rolled
Opinion: The Lesson Learnt From Polio Vaccine That Should Make People Sensitive During Corona Vaccination
In Kenya, almost everything should receive negative criticism. Polio vaccine is administered to children under the age of 5yrs according to the national immunization form. Those children that are not vaccinated develop health complications at their old age. Their limbs become paralyzed and about 10-15% of them die. Photos|Courtesy Some individuals including the church leaders made the vaccine unpopular for being associated with some health and spiritual effects. Parents were convinced not to present their kids
Prevention of a disease is better than curing the disease and even more cheaper.It's very important that you get your child vaccinated against this common diseases around the world; 1.Polio.2.Measles.3.Diptheria.4.Pertussis ( whopping cough) 5.
1955 UK Polio Vaccine 1955 : Over 500,000 people in the UK have now received the Salk polio vaccine.There has been sharp rise in the demand for the vaccine but local health departments have run out and now ordered an extra million doses.We take it for granted that our children and grandchildren are safe from Polio, but this is only because governments, scientists and the people worked together that Polio is now no longer the threat it was.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, one of only a few locations in Maryland ready to treat African American patients, was visited in 1951 by Henrietta Lacks, a desperate African American rancher and mother of five. Henrietta Lacks squeezed the specialists in her crotch about irregular blood loss and pain, and how she was worried it was preparing to affect her work. Upon examination by gynaecologist Dr. Howard Jones, the specialists discovered a monstrous dangerous tumour on her cervix; as a result, Henrietta started
Independent Africa Regional Certification Commission on Tuesday, 25th August declared African region under W.H.O wild polio free Polio is a virus which causes paralysis. It is spread from person to person mainly through contaminated water. The virus affects children under the age of five by attacking the nervous system. When breathing muscles are affected,Death can occur to an individual. Polio has no cure and it's containment is through vaccination. No Reported Cases since August 2016 The continent has not