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Lagos State Govt Officials Lass Fever has been in Lagos since January 9th, but was only discovered on January 17th. Although this is a nightmare situation given the notoriety of Lagos for environmental pollution with rat-laden neighbourhoods, and a chaotic population density, the state government authorities have encouraged residents to keep calm, assuring that they are doing everything possible to curtail the spread of the virus. The index patient, a 25-year old man, an undergraduate of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, is reported to have developed fever, sore throats, difficulty swallowing on arriving Lagos and was admitted at Ahmmadiyyah Hospital, Ojokoro, on Saturday January 9, for all of 6 days. As his condition worsened, he was transferred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on January 14, 2016. On January 15, at LUTH, he was pronounced a Lassa patient. Please Read Also: 'Lassa Begins Killing In Lagos' In a press briefing at the State Secr

African Chefs, Beware of Wheat

Father of 19-year-old Lauren Davis, Tennis world No 70, Dr William Davis, a cardiologist who wrote a foreword to Novak Djokovic ’s book ‘Serve To Win’ , has written broadly about the health dangers of eating modern wheat - which he considers the product of “genetic manipulations by geneticists”. African chefs, seeking to replace more starchy staple foods with wheat should find this disconcerting. Ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, abdominal stress and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the problems eating wheat can cause as identified by Dr Davis. As if those three are not bad enough, he adds that wheat can lead to paranoia, schizophrenia and autism. He says that eating wheat “has the potential to cripple performance, cloud mental focus, and bring a champion to his knees”. A second glimpse at Novak Djokovic’s trending diet-of-a-champion reveals a deliberate exemption of this silent health slayer called Wheat. Meanwhile, medical studies are on-going to determine if Wheat also ca