Bacteriological Examination Of Two Different Types Of Vegetable Leaves Fluted Pumpkin And Bitter Leaf: Sold At Ogbete Main Market Enugu
1.1 NATURE OF VEGETABLE
Encyclopedia (1968) explains that vegetables are any kind of plant product. They refer to the fresh edible portion of herbaceous plant roots, stems leaves or fruits. Vegetable are mostly annual crops belonging to the group of plants called horticultural crops which are diverse in nature. Vegetable can be grouped into fruit and leafy vegetables depending on the nature of their consumable products or parts. Typical examples are Okro, tomatoes, carrots for fruit while vegetables are fluted pumpkin and bitter leaf. Continue reading Bacteriological Examination Of Two Different Types Of Vegetable Leaves Fluted Pumpkin And Bitter Leaf
The Incidence Of Ascaris Lumbricoides In Stool Among Children Between The Ages Of 5 And 10 Years In Obeleagu Umana Village In Enugu State.
The incidence of Ascaris lumbricoides in stools among children in Obeleagu Umana community between the ages of 5 and 10 years in Enugu state Viz: Umuonyi, Umuanekeuba and Umudim was analysed by the direct smear and concentration methods of faecal examination. The aim of this work is to determine the incidence of Ascaris lubricoides in stool among children in Obeleagu Umana community between the ages of 5 and 10 years in Enugu State. Continue reading Incidence Of Ascaris Lumbricoides In Stool Among Children
PREVALENCE OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE-2 AMONGST COMMERICAL SEX WORKERS IN JOS NORTH LGA
Human simplex virus type-2 is an asymptomatic infection which poses a public health challenge to humans coupled with its inability to be prevented through vaccination. Public awareness campaign is a useful tool to reducing this menace especially as prevention and control of HSV-2 infection is concerned. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of HSV-2 among commercial sex workers in Jos metropolis of Plateau State. A total of 92 commercial sex workers were recruited for the study with questionnaires administered and their serum samples collected and screened using DA-HSV 1, 2 IgG-2010, USA. Out of the 92 screened participants, 77 (83.7%) were positive for HSV-2. The highest prevalence was found among commercial sex workers tested with more than one sexual partner (100.0%). Possible risk factors for HSV-2 infection in this study is associated with divorce (90.5%), genital discharge (90.2%), those with secondary school educational level (87.9%), unprotected sex (85.9%) and those within the age range 10 – 19 years (85.3%). This work shows that HSV-2 is present among commercial sex workers examined. Therefore intense public awareness and proper screening of HSV-2 should be done regularly to comb spread and further transmission of the infection.
Herpes simplex virus is also known as human herpesvirus of herpesvirus family, herpesviridae, which infect humans (Ryan et al., 2004). HSV-2 produces most genital herpes which are ubiquitous and contagious. Herpes simplex can be spread through contact with saliva, such as sharing drinks. Symptoms of herpes simplex virus infection include watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes of the mouth, lips or genitals. Lesions heal with a scab characteristic of herpetic disease. Sometimes, the viruses cause very mild or atypical symptoms during outbreaks. HSV persist in the body by becoming latent and hiding from the immune system in the cell bodies of neurons. After the initial or primary infection, some infected people experience sporadic episodes of viral reactivation or outbreaks. In an outbreak, the virus in a nerve cell becomes active and is transported via the neuron’s axon to the skin, where virus replication and shedding occur and cause new sores. It is one of the most common sexually transmitted infection (Straface et al., 2012). Continue reading PREVALENCE OF HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS TYPE-2 AMONGST COMMERICAL SEX WORKERS
The Potential use of Beta Vulgaris as a stain to demonstrate Schistosoma Haematobium in Bladder Biopsy
Staining In Histopathology
Colour is one of the elements of nature that has made human living more aesthetic and fascinating in the world. (Bassey et al., 2011). Staining is a techniques or a method that has been employed in microscopy which enable visualization and identification of structures of tissues and micro-organism. The process of staining enables certain cell or structure to be readily identified and studied because of the contrasting colours (s) they take on base on their chemical and physical properties. (Adio , 2015). Continue reading Potential use of Beta Vulgaris as a stain to demonstrate Schistosoma Haematobium in bladder biopsy
Haemoglobin variants in pregnant Women attending antenatal clinic in Jos University Teaching Hospital Jos.
Haemoglobin variants are inherited disease caused by reduced or abnormal synthesis of globin.
Mutations in the globin genes are the most prevalent monogene disorders world wide and affects approximately 7% of the world’s population (Hoffbrand et al., 2006). Continue reading HAEMOGLOBIN VARIANTS IN PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANTENATAL CLINIC