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Difference Between COVID-19 And Malaria – NCDC DG Explains

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NCDC Director-General, Chikwe Iheakweazu, has responded to the question founder of DAAR Communication, Raymond Dokpesi, asked on the differences between COVID-19 and Malaria .

You would recall that Raymond Dokpesi after being discharged from Isolation Centre on May 14th alleged that he was treated with Malaria medication even though he was declared COVID-19 positive.

”I still have doubts in my mind. I still want to be properly educated. What is the difference between COVID-19 which is a virus and Malaria which is caused by mosquitos because every medication we were given was malartia medication. Some people, before they were told they were COVID-19 positive, they were tested in reputable laboratories and hospitals in Abuja and what they found was that they had a lot of malaria parasites in their bloodstream. So when did malaria become synonymous to COVID-19?” Dokpesi asked.

A reporter at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, threw this question to the NCDC boss and here is what he had to say

”I think we all know COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a virus, Malaria is caused by a parasite. They are completely different diseases.

However, many diseases present exactly the same way in the beginning, Yellow fever presents the same way with fever at the beginning, Lassa the same way, malaria the same way.

So, the initial presentation of a febrille illness is similar across diseases. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 so what clinicians do is to manage your symtoms so that your body recovers as quickly as possible.

You can have Malaria and COVID-19. That you have COVID-19 doesn’t prevent you from having Malaria and if you are in a hospital for one month, you could definitely be co-infected by both of them. 

So there are many reasons why people receive similar treatments but they are two completely different diseases with different pathogenesis.” he said

Watch a video of him speaking as well as Raymond Dokpesi below

I am Paschal Ogechi Obi Chikero . I have written and published three books , I wrote Festus Keyamo's biography- Lion In Isolation .I have been a Reality TV show Producer/Creator, an Actor and Film Script Writer.

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Photos Of Former Minister Of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , On Vacation

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Photos Of Former Minister Of Transportation , Rotimi Amaechi , On Vacation

Willy Ibimina Jim-george shared photos of Rotimi Amaechi enjoying his vacation on Facebook .

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that these are the first pictures of the former Rivers State Governor since he lost the APC Presidential Primary and got replaced as the Minister of Transportation.

 

READ : Why Chibuike Amaechi Cannot Win Even In Rivers State- Reno Omokri

The vacation photos got people talking on social media . Read their comments below :

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Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

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Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

A Nigerian lawyer came to Supreme court yesterday, June 23, dressed in his traditional worshippers regalia.

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that this happened after the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on June 17, that allows Nigerians express their mode of worship.

READ : ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu – Dino Melaye

According to him, he decided to dress that way following the judgment of the Supreme Court delivered on June 17, that allows Nigerians express their mode of worship, which includes the use of hijab in schools and public places.

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia ... See Why

Nigerian Lawyer Appears In Court Dressed In Traditional Worshippers Regalia … See Why

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ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu – Dino Melaye

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ORGAN HARVESTING SCANDAL : I stand with Ike Ekweremadu - Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye, a PDP stalwart and former Senator, is the first politician and friend of Senator Ike Ekweremadu to publicly show support for him. 

NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Kogi Politician said in a Tweet that Ike Ekweremadu notified the British authority on his trip with the boy so he stands with him.

You would recall that NAIJA NEWS NG reported that the former Deputy Senate President in a document obtained by this media platformed explained that his daughter Sonia Ekweremadu needs kidney transplant and one David Ukpo , who is 21 years old agreed to be a donor .

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The document shows that Ekweremadu applied for visa for David Ukpo on December 28, 2021.

The letter that accompanied the visa application of an alleged homeless child showed that Senator Ike Ekweremadu informed the UK authorities that he was taking the person abroad for a kidney transplant for his daughter.

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