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Fear As Corona Virus Enters Uganda: 3 Chinese Quarantined In Mukono

Fear As Corona Virus Enters Uganda: 3 Chinese Quarantined In Mukono

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By Keefa Nuwahereza Untold fear has cropped among residents of  Seeta, Mukono after  health officials detected cases of the deadly Coronavirus in the area. We have learnt that on Thursday morning health officials in Mukono district passed a resolution to quarantine three Chinese men who were suspected to be infected with Coronavirus. According to residents, Zhong Hing, Wany Wen Xi, and Ni Side, all workers at China Star Company, were bleeding from the nose among other signs, before being rushed to a nearby medical facility. The ministry of health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona this morning  confirmed that the ministry is closely monitoring these suspected coronavirus cases from their homes where they will be quarantined for at least 14 days. The national de...
China Begins Tests On New Drug In Search For Coronavirus Cure

China Begins Tests On New Drug In Search For Coronavirus Cure

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By Elite Reporter The Chinese government is set to begin human tests on a drug that it hopes would be a cure for the coronavirus. The spokesperson of a Beijing-based hospital confirmed that the tests were to see if the drug Remdesivir would be able to cure the Wuhan disease.  The Asian country's ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian, on Monday, February 3 said at least 60 Nigerians were currently living in Wuhan where the Coronavirus outbreak started and according to Times magazine, the Chinese government has begun clinical trials to test a drug for the coronavirus infection.  The international magazine reports that a new antiviral drug called Remdesivir, which is aimed at infectious diseases such as Ebola and SARS, is to be tested in Beijing-based China-Japan Frie...
Wellness: 5 Ways To Detoxify Your Body

Wellness: 5 Ways To Detoxify Your Body

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By Elite Reporter Detoxification is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.And this is done by removing impurities from the blood and liver. It is, however, important to note that the body expels toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymphatic system, and skin. But when these systems are compromised, and impurities aren’t adequately dealt with, the body system will be affected. Nevertheless, we have compiled a list of five ways to get rid of toxic substances from your body. Read on to find out how to detoxify your body system. Here are five ways to get rid of toxic substance from your body Drink plenty of water When it comes to the detoxification of body ...
Chinese Doctor Who First Detected Coronavirus Outbreak Dies After Infection

Chinese Doctor Who First Detected Coronavirus Outbreak Dies After Infection

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By Elite Reporter A Chinese doctor who became a folk hero after he was taken in by authorities for warning about the dangers of the deadly new Coronavirus now spreading around the world died Friday, after becoming infected with it. Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist based in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, had captivated the country and triggered an extraordinary outpouring of emotion as he ailed. In social-media posts, many Chinese directed their frustration at government officials who many believe didn’t respond quickly enough despite clear evidence of the developing epidemic. Millions of people flocked to a live stream about Dr. Li that was run by local media outside the hospital where he was being treated. “An all-out effort to save him was unsucc...
Ugandan Inventor Scoops  Africa Prize For  First Bloodless Malaria Test

Ugandan Inventor Scoops Africa Prize For First Bloodless Malaria Test

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By Elite Reporter Brian Gitta, 24,  a Ugandan inventor, has won the Royal Academy of Engineering's Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient's finger, which is different from the traditional method of drawing blood. The diagnosis is ready to be shared to a mobile phone in a minute, using the App he invented.Gitta said he developed the device, called Matibabu, after blood tests failed to diagnose his own malaria. Malaria is the leading cause of death in Uganda, but it took four blood tests to diagnose Gitta with the disease, Shafik Sekitto, who is part of the Matibabu team, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme. "[Gitta] brought up the idea: 'Why can't we find a new way of using the skills we have found in...
Gov’t Announces Yellow Fever Epidemic In Moyo, Buliisa

Gov’t Announces Yellow Fever Epidemic In Moyo, Buliisa

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By Keefa Nuwahereza The government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Health, has confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in Moyo District, in West Nile region and Buliisa District in Hoima region. This alarming revelation was made by Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng on Friday. Minister Aceng said that "In Moyo District, there are two confirmed cases, both males aged 18 and 21 years. The two cases were dealing with cutting and trading timber between Uganda and South Sudan." She added that "On January 2, 2020, the two cases travelled from South Sudan to Moyo. Upon arrival, they got ill and on January 3, 2020, they were admitted at Logobo Health Center I l l in Moyo District. They were later referred to Moyo General Hospital with symptoms of fever, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, h...
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