Ignorance, negligence, killing many

The sophistication of current life trends has been such that following up on how and why individuals indulge in particular lifestyles remains a daunting feat.
What people eat and drink, what they rub and spray their bodies with, all impinge on their life spans. Hence going to the hospital is increasingly losing its allure, having been overshadowed by cure-all traditional medicine practitioners and new generation healing prophets.
To that end, the news of the death of a person in contemporary settings, no longer elicits surprise or overflow of emotions. It is now very common, no longer shocking to hear that a person who was strong during the morning hours of the day suddenly slumped and passed on in the afternoon. Both young and old, move around looking rather hale and hearty, but the fact is, they are not aware their inherently ailing systems that are in dire need of prompt medical attention.
Death is now a very common phenomenon; the afflicted are flooding hospitals, while the mortuaries are bursting at the seams with corpses.
Poisoned food, polluted air, caused by many factors make the immune system of many fragile when taken in.
When The Rambler visited a hospital in Buea, the number of people found seriously ill was puzzling. Diseases that were not known in the past like hepatitis B have been discovered to be threateningly prevalent, especially, amongst youths.
When questioned on the method of transmission, Dr. Daniel Tambi, revealed baffling truth, particularly, for youths. “Hepatitis could be contracted via a kiss, body tissue, sweat or any liquid from an infected person to an individual with poor resistance or immune system. The disease is even worse than HIV and also has no cure but drugs to sustain a person. But once you are tested negative of the disease, there is a vaccine which is given three times and after that, that person is immune to hepatitis B. Even if the person gets in contact with an infected person, there is no possibility of him contracting the disease once he has been immunized.”
Another disease which The Rambler found to be prevalent amongst youths is the HIV virus. The doctor revealed that, most youths we see on the streets looking very fresh and beautiful are carriers of the virus, even as many are not aware. Consequently, with multiple sex partners, he explained,the virus is distributed and that is how the disease keeps thinning out. He narrated a scenario of a young girl who contracted hers in a hairdressing saloon via a needle which was infected by a carrier.
He also talked about various diseases which afflict many as a result of negligence and ignorance and cautioned that care should always be taken when dealing with people. He added, that the fact that a person looks healthy .
By Relindise Ebunedoesn’t mean that the one is actually in good physical shape, so medical checkups should always be done in order to know one’s health status.

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