The Plateau Government on Friday lamented what it called the diversion of people’s attention from the devastating effects of the deadly Measles disease to COVID-19 in the state.
Mrs. Jerisha Kakwi, State Health Educator, Plateau State Primary Health Care Board, made the statement during a parley with newsmen on Measles Awareness held at the Board’s office.
Kakwi explained that a lot of attention had been centered on COVID-19 pandemic with less attention given to other killer diseases such as Measles, Malaria, and Poliomyelitis with their ravaging effects.
“All we want the people to know is that we are likely to have a high rate of measles in our communities with its devastating effects, which must be checked with all seriousness.
“The State Government has been doing a lot in the area of providing vaccines with the assistance of UNICEF, World Health Organisation (WHO) and others,” she said.
Warning on the disease, Kakwi said that measles, a dangerous viral infection, could spread through the air from respiratory droplets and small aerosol particles.
She said that aside death, measles could cause deafness, blindness, brain damage, and pneumonia and could spread from person to person.
According to her, there is no specific treatment for measles, but that the best way was to be protected against it, especially immunizing children at birth, six weeks, 10 weeks, 15 weeks, nine months and 15 months.
“Routine immunization is the most effective way to protect our children against measles and other diseases that vaccines can prevent.
“When a child shows the signs of measles which include red/watery eyes, high fever, cough, loss of appetite, widespread rashes, etc, parents should rush him/her to the nearest healthcare center for immediate attention,” she advised.
The education officer also warned adults to also be careful because they too could be infected with measles, once the body immunity was very low.
She recommended that people should eat good food to boost their body immunity, keep a clean and ventilated environment to prevent being infected.
Also speaking, Mrs. Jacdonmi Gbumemi, UNICEF Consultant, Plateau, debunked the insinuation that everybody must contract measles either at childhood or adulthood.
Gbumemi, who also decried the neglect of the measles by the authorities and the populace, warned, “There’s a likelihood that our indices would soon be in red.”
She called on the people not to be afraid of taking any vaccine no matter its side effects, “because what is important is to be alive first and not the side effects which will surely go with time.”
She urged parents to see every child as his/hers and assured them that vaccines for all child killer diseases were available and should go to any health facility for the vaccines which were free, safe, and potent.
Man cries happy tears as his girlfriend surprises him with romantic birthday treat and gifts
A young lady had her boyfriend taken aback and had him all emotional after she surprised him with a special treat on his birthday.
The lady, @Ohits_Lexus on Twitter, showered her boyfriend with an array of gifts, ranging from chocolates to clothes in a well-decorated room.
@Ohits_Lexus prepared their home with a line up of all the goodies she got for her man and took him around the house for a tour while the gentleman shed happy tears after seeing the elaborate surprise she packaged for him.
The also told him to open up a safe and he brought out the diamond stud she got for him to replace the one he had. Sharing the video on Twitter, the girlfriend explained that she has never surprised him the way she did.
“So I surprised my boyfriend on his birthday. Ain’t did any shit like this. He started crying”, she wrote.
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Lady exposes cake maker who tried to snatch her man after delivering cake to him
A Nigerian lady has revealed how a cake maker tried to snatch her man, after baking and delivering the cake which he ordered from her.
According to the lady, the cake vendor opened up to her boyfriend that she has feelings for him, and she doesn’t mind being his side chick since he is already in a relationship.
Sharing WhatsApp conversations, she wrote;
“This babe delivered the cake to my man and she proceeds to ask him out. Or what am I reading? I can’t even breathe
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You don’t know what she has been through – Mompha slams nigerians who criticized him for visiting Adeherself
Popular Nigerian billionaire businessman and Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha has reacted to the backlash he has been subjected after photos and a video of his visit to Adeherself surfaced on social media.
Yesterday, Mompha paid Adeherself, born Adedamola Adewale a visit at her house in Lagos after EFCC released her from custody after meeting bail.
The two were very excited seeing each other but a cross-section of Nigerians trolled and criticized Mompha for visiting Adeherself who has been linked to the crime.
Taking to his Instagram story, the Bureau De Change boss described those criticizing him as ‘jobless Nigerian youths’ who always make a hasty judgment because they have no idea what the social media user has passed through.
Nigerians online are quicker to judge you for whatever allegation leveled against you without finding out the truth This beautiful young soul @adeherself has been accused of an offence which is not even strong enough to call her a criminal seeing comments on blogs yesterday just because i visited her just to calm her down and encourage her about trials of life… All i see is Jobless nigerian youths saying trash Just because you dont knw what @adeherself has pass through Stay Strong Beautiful Angel @adeherself You will be fine Soon God Bless ”
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