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A lot of people have died of Ebola in this recent outbreak. There are over 400 health workers already infected and over 200 have consequently died.
Study shows that the virus is not airborne, meaning you cannot contract it by breathing in air. It could also be explained that the virus is not present in the respiratory tract so it does not get exhaled during gaseous exchange.
Let’s look at it this way: if it happens that a symptomatic patient sneezes on a care giver, or if the patient wipes sweat and splashes it away, or if a patient pees on another person.
These scenario mean that one can contract the virus without touching the patient.
We also need to recognise that the closer these patients get to the point of shock, the more contagious they get. That is why most of those that have died are either health workers or relatives who care for their folks.
These scenarios, especially mucous from sneezing and phlegm from coughing, might be how most care givers that don’t wear protection contract the virus. These are symptoms of Ebola so a patient will have them.
Let’s all be careful.
The fight against this virulence can be won through information.
Share your thoughts.

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Ebola is on the rampage. It is getting real help from civilisation. The easy movement of people from one place to another, one country to another, one continent to another, has made it easy for this virus to spread.
Right now, the way it spreads is making it difficult for scientists to be sure they understand its interaction with its host.
Here is a list of questions that could come up from what we have seen:
1. What we know is that Ebola hosts don’t become contagious until they start having symptoms. The question is, at what level of symptom does the person actually become contagious?
What is the relationship between the level of symptoms and degree of contact with host?
2. We know that if health workers wear Hazmat suit, they are protected. What is unclear is why they contract the virus a lot. The question that arise is that is it possible that the virus penetrates after a while? Afterall it is a virus, it might be smaller than the particle formation of some of these suits.
3. We also know that there are only few locations in Nigeria where you could get tested. Are these tests 100% accurate? Do these tests find presence of the virus in the body or they just find absence of other illnesses that possess the same symptoms?

We all want this epidemic causing virus eradicated but is it possible, under these circumstances?

My conclusion is that we know little about the virus. If we do not try to know more, this might break our race to bits.
Please share your thoughts!

Hi guys, the whole world is in the scare mood now. Ebola has succeeded to take the news, education, business, it has our minds.
Since it entered Nigeria, people have died of misinformation.
It looks as if this thing is going to destroy us, not by infecting us, but by fear.
Come to think of it, AIDS alone takes more than a million lives per year in Africa — a thousand times the toll of this Ebola outbreak so far.
Lung infections such as pneumonia are close behind as the No. 2 killer. Malaria and diarrhea claim hundreds of thousands of African children each year.
Americans fretting about their own health would be better off focusing on getting a flu shot this fall. Flu is blamed for about 24,000 U.S. deaths per year.
I have come up with 3 reasons why we do not need to fear this fever.

1. Ebola doesn’t spread easily, the way a cold virus or the flu does. It is only spread by direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, sweat and urine. Family members have contracted it by caring for their relatives or handling an infected body as part of burial practices. People aren’t contagious until they show symptoms. Symptoms may not appear until 21 days after exposure. Note that, for most people symptoms start showing after 21 days. Anyone who has had contact with the person before they start getting symptomatic are free.

2.”People should not be afraid of casual exposure on a subway or an airplane,” said Dr. Robert Black, professor of international health at Johns Hopkins University.

3.Lets talk about Tuberculosis – Although it is treatable and not always deadly it is still deadly. We always seem to forget about this one,. Easily transmitted. People with ‘active’ TB, can sign, cough, sneeze and spread it. It’s that easy. The scariest part is a person not being treated regularly for TB or who doesn’t know they have it will infect 10 people a year.
It is estimated by CDC and WHO that there are 8.45 million new cases every year.

Odds of dying after getting TB – 1 in 6

Population of lagos, Nigeria as at 1991 was about 5 million. If 100 people are symptomatic with ebola,
there is 1 in 50000 odds of one lagosian contracting Ebola. So you see!

Instead of getting scared, get educated. Know about Ebola. I have an article on all you need to know about ebola here

STAY HEALTHY.

NOTE THAT THERE ARE SOME PICTURES HERE THAT MIGHT BE OFFENSIVE SO BRACE YOURSELF

EBOLA VIRUS

1. EBOLA IS A DEADLY INFECTION

Ebola is a deadly infection that shows up between 2 and 21 days after one is infected. it damages the immune system. It damages body organs all these will happen in weeks. It mostly results in death up to 90%. Cases have been recorded in these African countries: Congo (DRC), Sudan, Gabon, cote d’ voire, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, 1 case in Nigeria.

2. EBOLA DOES NOT KILL EVERYONE THAT GETS INFECTED

Not all persons that had got infected with the disease resulted in death. There had been cases where some patients did not die as a result. Scientists do not really know why that happened, but the explanation is that their body immune system was able to fight it somehow. Know that fatality is up to 90%.

3. EBOLA IS TRANSMITTTED FROM ANIMAL HOSTS TO HUMANS.

Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus. Hypsignathus monstrosus, Epomops franqueti and Myonycteris torquata, are considered possible natural hosts for Ebola virus. As a result, the geographic distribution of Ebola viruses may overlap with the range of the fruit bats. If a human subject contracts it and gets sick, anyone that gets in contact with the human gets infected. However, the location and natural habitat of the virus has not been found. Scientists say it would be somewhere in the forest.

4. EBOLA VIRUS CAN BE TRANSMITTED EASILY

Ebola can be transmitted in the following ways:
– Secretions- urine, stool, sweat, saliva, semen
– secretion on clothing of the infected person
– needles and syringes that was used on the infected person.

Infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead in the rain-forest.

Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids. Burials in which mourners have direct contact with the body of the deceased person can also play a role in the transmission of Ebola. Men who have recovered from the disease can still transmit the virus through their semen for up to 7 weeks after recovery from illness.

5. EBOLA VIRUS HAS SYMPTOMS OF COMMON ILLNESSES

Ebola is also known as Ebola Hemorrhaging fever, from that name, here are some of the symptoms of the virus on an infected person:
-fever: common cold
-headache
-joint and muscle aches
-sore throat
-weakness

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As the incubation period reaches advanced stages:
-Diarrhea
-vomiting
-stomach pain
-hiccups
-rash
-Trouble breathing
-Impaired kidney and liver function
-low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes
-bleeding internally and externally- the bleeding occurs because Ebola causes damage of blood-clotting cells, called platelets, which can lead to severe bleeding.

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6. THERE ARE NO PREVENTION OR CURE VACCINE

Developing a vaccine against Ebola viruses is ongoing. The inability to successfully locate the origin of the virus makes it hard to make an antivirus. Successful vaccines have been developed that work in experimental animals (mice and guinea pigs but not against macaques monkeys). With new and larger outbreaks of Ebola hemorrhagic fever possible, researchers are intensely working to develop an effective vaccine utilizing genetically modified viruses, recombinant viruses, and inactivated Ebola viruses. Unfortunately, none are currently available.

7. EBOLA CAN BE PREVENTED

The wearing of protective clothing, such as masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles, the use of infection-control measures, including complete equipment sterilization and the isolation of Ebola HF patients from contact with unprotected persons. The aim of all of these techniques is to avoid any person’s contact with the blood or secretions of any patient. If a patient with Ebola HF dies, it is equally important that direct contact with the body of the deceased patient be prevented. The isolation of patients with Ebola hemorrhagic fever from contact with unprotected people

For now we can avoid eating game (bush meat) because these animals migrate.

8. EBOLA CAN BE MANAGED

Supportive therapy is available, which includes maintaining proper fluid and electrolyte balance, maintaining blood pressure and oxygen levels, and treating complicating infections. While there are currently no treatments or vaccines against Ebola available for clinical use, there are some researches going on and some are being tested on selected animals.
These supportive therapies are meant to keep the patient alive for as long as possible in case their immune system would be able to fight it.

Protect Yourself!

I had to write this article because of the rate at which Ebola virus is spreading in Africa. Recently there was a reported case in Lagos Nigeria. I live in Nigeria so i have to educate.

If nothing else comes up, we will continue our conversation on brain training.

Thank you!

Talents are gifts that make people stand out in certain fields of life, profession or career.
The good thing is that we are all talented. The problem is that sometimes we overestimate the power that talents have when it comes to professionalism.
Another problem is that sometimes we don’t ever get to engage in that activity we probably are good at. That does not mean we are talentless, it is just lack of adventure.
Each person have more than one talent. The talent you ll probably find out throughout your life is going to be related to your environment, experience or company. You cannot know if you ll be an outstanding writer if you don’t pick a pen, so get out there and try new things!
The moment you find something constructive you enjoy doing, it might be your niche. If it can be transformed to profit then don’t sit back, get additional skill to fuel your passion. (I said in an earlier article that you can develop passion for what you already do. If you missed that article get it here)  That’s when professionalism will express your talent and passion.

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Your talent would become your job, then work will be like play.
We could go deeper to find out how to use these gifts together, why we don’t really need to discover our talents to get ahead.
We ll all get these answers in future posts.

I M NOT TELLING YOU HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
I M JUST TALKING ABOUT SELF DEVELOPMENT
Till we speak again, DISCOVER YOU!

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Humans have been drinking alcohol for a very long time.
A researcher at the university’s Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. “It’s a pretty complicated little molecule.”
I v made this article as short as possible, so happy reading!
This same substance is used in domestic cleaning, it is also used as fuel, as germ killer, this chemical can be used to preserve human body parts for years in a jar. Now I m scared of this organic compound.
In recent times, the rate at which we consume alcoholic beverages have become really alarming.
It is actually your business what you ingest. But it is everyone’s business when it might kill you.
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WHEN ALCOHOL ENTERS YOUR BODY, it is absorbed through the stomach then the small intestine. It then goes to the liver, from there it goes to the heart, muscles, brain( unlike public perception that the brain is developed at childhood, it is not. It still develops till teenage years. If a teen drinks, it affects the development of the brain. That’s why we have some extremely stupid teens.) Know that your body barely needs alcohol so the liver has to break it down.
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HOW MUCH ALCOHOL DO YOU CONSUME?
One drink is any alcoholic beverage that contains 0.6 fl oz (14grams) of pure alcohol which takes one hour to process out of the body.
1/2 pint of liquor (gin, whisky, brandy…) Contains 4.5 drinks. 1pint of liquor contains 9 drinks, 750 ml contains 18 drinks, which is approximately an 18 hour processing task for the liver!
WHAT ALCOHOL DOES TO YOU WHEN YOU DRINK. it slows down your body processes. Your thoughts, speech movement become draggy.
This happens first because there is always a queue in alcohol processing at the liver junction. At this point it remains in your blood. It qualifies alcohol as a depressant. It works as a stimulant too by indirectly altering body processes like behavior, emotion …
GLUTAMATE is an example of a neurotransmitter that increase brain activity. Alcohol suppresses it and slows down brain activity.
GABA(gamma aminobutyric acid) is another one. It calms you down. Whenever you take sleeping tablets like Valium, it just increases the production of GABA in the brain so you get sedated, your heart rate reduces then you sleep off. If you take Valium with alcohol, you might die of low heart rate.
When you take alcohol it increases the production of GABA.
At this point you stagger, with uncoordinated swagger, you walk really slow, talk really slow,  think really rarely. To us we say you’ re drunk.
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TO YOU, dopamine in your brain that is responsible for all excitements like playing, ingesting cocaine and well yes alcohol, will start working, which is what makes you feel good , in fact great.
I m sure you have never seen a sad drunk.
ALCOHOL GETS YOU DEHYDRATED
Usually if you drink 200ml of water you should get around that amount of urine. But if you take alcohol of 200ml you ll get over 320ml of urine. How does that happen? Where does the excess come from?
If your body realizes that you are getting dehydrated it ll sense the level of water and salt in your system it ll signal to a side of the pituitary gland and start pumping Anti-Diuretic Hormone ADH ( diuresis is a formal word for urination)
ADH stops urine so as to maintain the body fluid level.
Check out what alcohol does…it interfere with ADH to make sure you keep producing urine which dehydrates you.
An average built person of 80 kg weight has a urine output of like 80 ml per hour. whenever one takes alcohol it ll force the kidney to generate 120 ml extra urine on top of the 80 ml per hour making 200ml against 80ml!
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You see now that if you take alcohol excessively even slightly excessively, it will most likely kill you in one of these ways:
-ANEMIA
-CANCER Cancer sites linked to alcohol use include the mouth, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), esophagus, liver, breast, and colorectal region
-CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES cardiomyopathy
-CIRRHOSIS
-DEMENTIA
-HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
-NERVE DAMAGE
-PANCREATITIS
-DIABETES
There are over 60 diseases associated with  alcohol ingestion.
All I’ m saying here is drink smart. Of you know you are not smart, Don’t drink!

Thanks for reading.
Have an alcohol free week!
Don’t drink and DRINK!

Falling in love is easy , living in love is hard.
Falling in love is chemistry. Getting married is arithmetic. To love, nothing is put into consideration. You just look into each others eyes and it just feels good. You just want the person, without thinking about any aftermath.
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Louis de berniéres:

“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”

After reading this, there is not much for me to say about love.
Lets talk about getting married.
Love is just action, marriage is decision.
Before you go into marriage with someone, you get to consider lots and lots of issues. You weigh multiple prospective spouses, you make research, you look at potentials.
At this point, don’t tell me you re in love. If you re, you ll just go do whatever with your eyes closed. You won’t even hope for the best because, love is unconditional. I shake my head.
Even if I agree that love is unconditional, getting married isn’t!
Getting married is filled with all sorts of conditions.
In the movies, you get married because you are in love. In real life, you get married to fall in love.
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Don’t be deceived, of you ‘decide’ to get married, make sure the terms are favourable.
Do it on your own terms. Don’t ever be blinded by love.
It is those terms that keep you there ( marriage). When the sparks and shines in your eyes’ fade, the conditions, that made you decide to love,  will make you keep loving.

It is said, love is blind and marriage is the cure. Don’t let it be that it is when you get into marriage that you realize you need some math.
Use marriage to open that vast avenue to love without condition.

So, I don’t know about unconditional love …but I understand unconditional marriage!

Till next time…open your heart wider than your eyes!
 

EVERYBODY, LIE!

Posted: June 3, 2014 in information
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Have you ever heard anyone say something like, ‘I don’t lie’.
That is a lie.
It is a definitive part of man to lie.

A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the
most profitable Finley Peter Dunne

Stanford Encyclopedia of philosophy defines lie as false statement with the  intention to deceive.
Most of us will argue that definition. Some will say intention is the sole strength of that definition.
What if the person s intention was to tell the truth, not knowing it was a lie. It is still a lie. It might be attributed to the originator of the  information but its still ‘lie’.

A fellow who says he s never told a lie just told one

This definition sounds better- A lie is an assertion,  the content of which the speaker believes to be false, which is made with the sole intention of deceiving the hearer with respect to that content.
I’d say a lie is the summation of all uttered bit of statements, that the utterer knows to be false with the goal of deceiving the hearer.
Let me tell you what happens in your brain every time you lie:
3 main sections of the brain are active  when you lie…they help you fabricate polish and sell a good lie

1. Frontal lobe helps you suppress the truth.

2. Limbic system is active because of the anxiety that comes with deception.

3. Temporal lobe is responsible for retrieving memories and creating mental imagery. This would help you create a false timeline in your brain, make sure there is a vivid image of what didn’t happen and in the end you make false memory real.

It ll help you remember too.
It turns you into a super con.

That’s stressful but its worth it.
Don’t tell me your lies come as reflex- reflexes are involuntary movements.
Don’t tell me its your brain, you tell your brain what what to do not vice versa…well that is topic for another day.
Don’t tell me its Satan! He s just relaxing somewhere.

What exactly make you lie?

Ego and Pride…that’s all! Surprised?

Your kid asks you,’dad, what re the colours of the rainbow ?(by the way it is rain…bow…)all you had to say is,’baby I don’t know. Gbam!’ But no you wont say that because you have to show your kid you re knowledgeable so you confuse your kid,’baby, they re a lot of them. You know we re not supposed to count things that God made’. Liar!

Watch it, I m not saying you shouldn’t lie. All I m saying is that the next time you see me…don’t ever tell me you do not lie because you do.

All I ask is keep your temporal lobe in check, so that you ll always make your lie a reality. Anytime there is need for it.

So guys, lets keep filling the world with lies.

Till we meet again. Everybody, lie!

WHY ANGEL?

Posted: June 1, 2014 in information
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Every time  I hear another guy calling a lady ‘angel’, I m always like,’ what the hell?’
Call me queer, it is funny, eccentric, weird….What bothers me about these men is this – How do you look at a woman and what comes to your mind is ‘Angel’. Common, you v never seen one, you v heard of few. Very few. The few you v heard of are MEN.

Biblically, the few angels that have been to our planet are always referred to as men. We even name our children after some of them. We name our male children after them. Male! Yes!

In Bible stories, the only time the bible talked about mass angels coming to our planet, they came here to rape our women. Unless they were lesbians…well they weren’t because they gave birth to kids.

Seriously, most pet names re funny foolish, but we could still find reasonable similarities between those names and their resulting description:
Let’s see…honey: how can you look at your wife and honey comes to your mind. It ll make more sense if you call your whore honey because it is understandable. We can still take it in though.
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Some say it is because their ladies re beautiful beyond comprehension. First , that s just aesthetics. Second, re angels supposed to be pretty. Common, these re powerful – beyond-  measure- creatures not beautiful -beyond- comprehension- creatures

But ‘angel’ is a no no. Angels re pure, perfect, unblemished, scripturally clean creatures. Calling your ladies angels diminishes the purity of being an angel…no offence to the ladies.

All I m saying is look for another pet name , better still, call your ladies by the name their parents gave to them. And I m serious. GBAM!

So guys thanks for reading, beautiful  ladies…you re beautiful… Lol
Have a purely peaceful Sunday!

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Hi guys, today we re going to talk about smart phones. Don’t worry, nothing technical yet, we just want to talk about these smart phones we use and where they come from. I m sure this might cause some bias next time you want to buy a smart phone. Believe me, you wouldn’t believe where some of these well priced phones come from.
I ll list them below

CHINA
Haier
Huawei
Lenovo
Tecno
Zoom
Xiaomi
ZTE
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ENGLAND
Binatone

FINLAND
Microsoft mobile(formally nokia)

FRANCE
Alcatel
Archos
Mobiwire (sagem wireless)
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GERMANY
Grundig mobile
Telefunken
Siemens

INDIA
Micromax mobile
Xolo
Spice digital

HONG KONG ( city inside china that acts as a country)
Infinix
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TAIWAN
Acer
Asus
BenQ
HTC

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Thuraya

UNITED STATES
Apple
Blu
Firefly
Motorola Mobility

CANADA
BlackBerry
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JAPAN
Fujitsu
Nec
Panasonic
Sanyo
Sonymobile
Toshiba

PAKISTAN
Q mobile

SOUTH KOREA
LG
Pantech
Samsung

This list is edited to the names we know. There re phone manufacturers in China that we don’t know, so I removed them from the list. Still China and Japan still lead in phone manufacturing.
I m sure you know where your phones come from now. Don’t be disappointed if its not where you were thinking.
I keep this articles short so we don’t spend time reading.
The next time I talk about phones, it ll be names of companies that own these phones, list of operating systems on our phones, and why you shouldn’t go for some of these operating systems (OS). Till we speak again…have a phone filled weekend.