If Buhari continues disturbing Wike, we will let Rivers explode
and Nigeria will be destroyed - Senator Meaba
He also said that there will be grave consequences if President Muhammadu Buhari continues
keeping quiet while a component of the country that produces about half of its resources is in turmoil.
Regarding what the way out of the violence taking place in Rivers is, Senator lee said: "the way out is
for the President, who is the Commander-in-Chief, to call the security agencies to order.
EXPAND YOUR HORIZON
Quotes; "If the shoe fit, don't wear it"
Expand your horizon, speak something good about yourself, your work, your business, your spouse, your children, your friend, your marriage, and your nation.
You can live without ceiling, you can develop the winners mentality. Battle are usually won or lost in the mind, but you must increase your confidence level, strength and courage through self talk because what you see in yourself in your mind about your future is what you become i.e "As a man thinketh in his heart so is he".Remember, you win first in the mind before you win in the battlefield. You can't imprison your mind.
Look at yourself the way you want to be not the way you are. Don't put a limit on yourself cause no one can unlimit you. You can excel if you see yourself excelling.
Let's take a trip right now;
- Who are you?
- Where do you see yourself going?
- What do you see yourself becoming?
- Where do you see yourself living?
- What position do see yourself in nearest 10 years?
- What kind of friends do you have?
- What limit are you putting on yourself?
- Who are your mentors and role modes?
Self talk empowers you to belives in yourself and the abilities, it can give you these: "I CAN MAKE IT" attitude. speak the desired result to yourself.
Quotes; "Talk to yourself, by yourself, for yourself, and yourself, in yourself".
Give yourself a lift everyday by speaking your desired result, mot the situation. Say good words to your life, proclaim good things to your life because words are seed to your destiny. You may wake in the morning and speak these golden words to your life;
- This is my day, good thing shall happen to me
- I am a winner, i am a champion
- I am sound mentally, i am strong physically, i am growing spiritually, i am enriched financially, i am honored socially, i am blessed maritally
- I am disciplined, i am courageous, i am well organised, i am determined. i've got greatness in me, i am focused
- I am an overcomer, i am attrative, i am a coqueror, i am favoured, i am beautiful, i am handsome, i am good looking
- I am useful, valueable and precious
- I have worth, i've got potentials and talent
- I am going somewhere someday
- I am happy, am lively and am lovely
- I am funny, am smiling.
Therefore, its sub discipline including virology, mycology, medical microbiology, Immunology, parasitology, entomology, molecular and cellular biology, bacteriology and other branches of microbes study.
In the course of study, microbiologists are trained to apply a range of biological and biomedical techniques such as DNA sequencing, gel electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, dissection and histology, microscopy, electroencephalography (EEG). Microbiologists are employed in academic institution for research and teaching. In medical field, they are needed to do the research required for the battle against diseases worldwide and in order to exploit microbes for the benefit of man, especially in the production of food. They can find employment opportunity in some government agencies such as centre for Disease control, Food and Drug Administrative Agencies, Water Corporations, Waste Management Agencies, Environmental Control and Protection Agencies, Environmental Impact Assessment Agencies and other Quality Control Agencies.
Graduates of microbiology can also find employment in variety of Industrial (Food and Pharmaceutical Industries) establishments as well as medical, public health, space travel, agricultural and veterinary laboratories. Opportunities also exist in the fermentation industries as represented by soft drink and fruit juice product industries, Concern about bioterrorism have led to the hiring of microbiologist in all branches of law enforcement and military services.
Other areas microbiologist work include product of vaccines, cosmetics, toiletries, dairies, food and beverages. You can also have them in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, oil and mining industries. It is estimated that only one percent of all microbe species on earth.
Lassa fever or Lassa hemorrhagic fever (LHF) is viral hemorrhagic fever caused by the Lassa virus and first described in 1969 in the town of Lassa, in Borno State, Nigeria. Lassa fever is a member of the Arenaviridae virus family. Similar to Ebola, clinical cases of the disease had been known for over a decade, but had not been connected with a viral pathogen.
Lassa frequently infects people in West Africa. It results in 300,000 to 500,000 cases annually and causes about 5,000 deaths each year. Outbreaks of the disease have been observed in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Central African Republic. The primary animal host of the Lassa virus is the Natal multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis), an animal found in most of sub-Saharan Africa. The virus is probably transmitted by contact with the feces or urine of animals accessing grain stores in residences. Given its high rate of incidence, Lassa fever is a major problem in affected countries.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
In 80% of cases, the disease is asymptomatic, but in the remaining 20%, it takes a complicated course. The virus is estimated to be responsible for about 5,000 deaths annually. The fever accounts for up to one-third of deaths in hospitals within the affected regions and 10 to 16% of total cases.
After an incubation period of six to 21 days, an acute illness with multiorgan involvement develops. Nonspecific symptoms include fever, facial swelling, and muscle fatigue, as well as conjunctivitis and mucosal bleeding. The other symptoms arising from the affected organs are:
Nausea, vomiting(bloody), Diarrhea(bloody), Stomach ache, constipation, Dysphagia(difficulty to swallow), Cardiovascular system; Pericarditis, Hepatitis, Hypertension, Hypo-tension, Tachycardia(abnormal high heart beating rate), Respiratory tracts cough, chest pain, Dyspnoea, pharyngitis, pleuritis, Nervous system; encephalitis, meningitis, bilateral hearing deficit, seizures
Lassa virus is zoonotic (transmitted from animals), in that it spreads to humans from rodents, specifically multimammate mice (Mastomys natalensis). This is probably the most common mouse in equatorial Africa, ubiquitous in human households and eaten as a delicacy in some areas. In these rodents, infection is in a persistent asymptomatic state. The virus is shed in their excreta (urine and feces), which can be aerosolized. In fatal cases, Lassa fever is characterized by impaired or delayed cellular immunity leading to fulminant viremia.
Infection in humans typically occurs by exposure to animal excrement through the respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts. Inhalation of tiny particles of infectious material (aerosol) is believed to be the most significant means of exposure. It is possible to acquire the infection through broken skin or mucous membranes that are directly exposed to infectious material. Transmission from person to person has also been established, presenting a disease risk for healthcare workers. Frequency of transmission by sexual contact has not been established.
Control of the Mastomys rodent population is impractical, so measures are limited to keeping rodents out of homes and food supplies, as well as maintaining effective personal hygiene. Gloves, masks, laboratory coats, and goggles are advised while in contact with an infected person. These issues in many countries are monitored by a department of public health. In less developed countries, these types of organizations may not have the necessary means to effectively control outbreaks.
Researchers at the USAMRIID facility, where military biologists study infectious diseases, have a promising vaccine candidate. They have developed a replication-competent vaccine against Lassa virus based on recombinant vesicularstomatitis virus vectors expressing the Lassa virus glycoprotein. After a single intramuscular injection, test primates have survived lethal challenge, while showing no clinical symptoms.
MORE ABOUT LASSA FEVER
The minister for health prof Isaac Adewole had said that there are 212 cases of lassa across 17 states in Nigeria,.
The federal government of Nigeria as lunched a call center at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) to serve the country on all public health emergency.
The minister for health prof Isaac Adewole called on citizens who have symptoms of lassa fever to call any of the 10 numbers 097000010 - 097000019 from any where in the country, and such will be directed to appropriate state epidemiologist or reffered to nearest health facility.
BE SMART, BE SAFE!