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BACKGROUND Tuberculosis remains one of the most infectious diseases worldwide especially with the HIV pandemic. It is a cause of high morbidity and mortality in developing countries including Nigeria. Reasons contributing to high morbidity and mortality include high defaulting rate and treatment interruption. Several studies had evaluated the treatment(More)
We review the records of 79 tetanus patients in two hospitals (one tertiary and one secondary level) in Owo, Ondo state, Nigeria from 1997 to 2006. The male: female ratio was 3:1. Ages were 14-70 years (mean 33.25 years, SD ±16.76). The overall case fatality rate (CFR), 32.91%, did was not significantly different in the two hospitals. CFR for men was 32.10%(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B can be spread by several routes, including sexually. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual transmission of the virus among the Nigerian population. METHODS This was a prospective cross-sectional study involving 234 blood donors in a Nigerian tertiary hospital. Each prospective donor was screened for hepatitis B(More)
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