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Ebola in Congo questions Nigeria’s readiness on outbreaks

APRNEWS - Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies.

A pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease while an epidemic is a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.

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What to know about Pityriasis Versicolor (skin infection)

APRNEWS - What is Pityriasis Versicolor?
Pityriasis versicolor (PV) is a fungal infection of the skin caused by an organism called Malassezia. There are different species of this organism that can cause this infection. The organism that causes PV is actually a normal commensal of the skin that can be found there in up to 90 percent of healthy individuals.

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Ivory Coast destroys 18,000 tonnes of dangerous Myanmar rice

APRNEWS - Health officials in Ivory Coast on Wednesday destroyed tonnes of rice that had been declared unfit for human consumption, the BBC Africa Live page reports.

Its point of origin was Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Photos showed officials transferring the said sacks into the back of a truck which pours it into a landfill site before a caterpillar spreads it on the site.

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