NCDC boss differentiates Coronavirus from Yellow fewer

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The to the uninformed, as far as medical profess is concerned, there is no difference between Coronavrus and yellow fever because of the similarity in their sign symptom presentations.

But the Director-general,Dr Chikwe Iheakweazu,
Director-General
National Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) says there is difference between the two diseases this:

”I think we all know COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a virus, Malaria is caused by a parasite. They are completely different diseases.
However, many diseases present exactly the same way in the beginning, Yellow fever presents the same way with fever at the beginning, Lassa the same way, malaria the same way.

“So, the initial presentation of a febrille illness is similar across diseases. There is no specific treatment for COVID-19 so what clinicians do is to manage your symtoms so that your body recovers as quickly as possible.

“You can have Malaria and COVID-19. That you have COVID-19 doesn’t prevent you from having Malaria and if you are in a hospital for one month, you could definitely be co-infected by both of them.

“So there are many reasons why people receive similar treatments but they are two completely different diseases with different pathogenesis,” he explained.

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