Monthly Archives: March 2015

What are the risk factors for TB?

Close prolonged contact with a sputum positive pulmonary TB patient Overcrowding Smoking HIV infection Malnutrition Diabetes mellitus Patients on immunosuppressive drugs (anti-cancer, corticosteroids etc.) Certain lung diseases like silicosis

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HAND WASH & HEALTH

When should you wash your hands? After sneezing Before, during and after preparing food Before eating food Before and after caring for someone who is sick Before and after treating a cut or wound After using the toilet After changing … Continue reading

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COUGH & SNEEZ HYGEINE

When you cough or sneeze, you tend to expel out respiratory waste, which can be droplets (larger than 5 microns) or airborne droplet less than 5 microns; both have different implications. Droplets remain suspended in the air only for a … Continue reading

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ALCOHAL & HEALTH

There is consensus that non drinkers should not start and the ones who drink can continue provided they do so in moderation and in absence of contraindications. People tend to consume more alcohol in winter and near the New Year. … Continue reading

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