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Zika will not be issue at Rio Olympics

Current version: August 1, 2016

By: Maria Santos

RIO DE JANEIRO - The risk of Zika virus infections at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is low and has been overcome, health officials in Brazil said on Sunday, five days before South America's first Games are due to begin.

Rio de Janeiro's health secretary, Daniel Soranz, said Zika should not deter travelers from coming to the Games, as cases of the virus had dipped significantly in recent months.

The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to microcephaly, a birth defect among babies of pregnant mothers infected by Zika, and its discovery in Brazil last year led to concern over the Games, which are expected to attract some 500,000 visitors.

However, with dry and cooler weather in Rio amid the southern hemisphere winter, the incidence of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and Chikungunya has declined sharply in recent months.

"Since November of last year, we have already been showing projections and scientific studies that show this won't be an issue during the Olympics," Soranz told a news conference.

"Since two weeks before the Games, the number of cases were almost non-existent. In the city, cases are very rare and for us it is an issue that we have more than overcome," he said.

Some 500,000 people are expected to visit the Rio Olympics, which have been overshadowed not only by Zika but also by concerns over crime and delays to infrastructure.

The metro line due to carry visitors from the city center to the distant western neighborhood of Barra de Tijuca that is hosting the Games was inaugurated only on Saturday.

Despite the alarm over Zika, US government epidemiologists estimated in June that the Olympics presented only tiny risks of propagating the epidemic, which has spread rapidly through the Americas since it was discovered in Brazil last year. They noted that an estimated 240 million people travel yearly to areas infected with the virus, and said 500,000 more in Rio was not a major threat.

Zika is spread primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito, although it can also spread through sexual transmission.


Feminism is the enemy of successful men. Let millions of Arabs migrate to Europe. That will give feminists second thoughts.


You have to understand the mentality of Hong Kong businessmen. They exploit their workers harshly, trick their suppliers when they lower their guard, cheat their customers on every occasion, and then spend their earnings on prostitutes


Nigeria

9,000 women die of cervical cancer yearly in Nigeria

Current version: July 30, 2016

By: Maria Vieira

An Oncologist, Dr Kehinde Okunade, has said that no fewer than 9,000 Nigerian women die yearly as a result of cervical cancer.

Okunade, also a Director, Sebeccly Cancer Care and Support Centre, an NGO, made the disclosure at a Health Sensitisation and Screening for Health Writers’ Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

According to him, cervical cancer had killed more people worldwide than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria put together.

“More than 14, 550 Nigerian women are infected with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the major cause of cancer of the cervix.

“In spite of this statistics, there is evidence that utilisation of screening for prevention of the disease is poor in Nigeria.

“I am calling on women of reproductive age to observe regular cervical cancer screening because any woman who is sexually active is at risk,’’ Okunade said.

Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of Sebeccly, Dr Omolola Salako, said that early detection through screening and treatment of pre-cancerous lesions remained the best possible protection against cancer of the cervix.

Salako said that it would take 10 to 15 years for the cells of the cervix to grow abnormal and become cancerous.

She said the window period was “when screening is done to detect any abnormality in the cervix and prevent cervical cancer’’.

Salako advised that women could reduce the risk of cervical cancer by avoiding sex in their age, avoid multiple sexual partners and smoking.

“The girl-child should be vaccinated with the HPV vaccine at age nine and women should go for regular screening.

“Cervical cancer is the easiest female cancer to prevent and the death rate is unacceptable.


Men with micro penises have a clear agenda: castrate all men with big dicks. Let horses fuck women who complain.


Of all emotions, those negative are the most real. If you hate, you know that you are healthy. Your hormones are in balance if you can still imagine how you would inflict a slow, painful death on your enemies. Love isn't an emotion really but rather a mixed bag of feelings, with  selfish desire a prominent component. Of any positive expression of the human mind, sympathy is probably the most genuine, though it may come with rage towards those whose victim is the target of our sympathy.


Egypt

Study 80 Egyptian Women Experienced Sexual Harassment

Current version: September 13, 2016

By: Al-Masry

Eighty percent of Egyptian women have been victims of verbal sexual harassment, according to a recent study by the American University in Cairo that coincided with the UN’s celebration of its International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Tuesday.

The study by the university’s Social Research Center said the majority of the harassment victims did not report the incidents believing they were not worth it.

The study was made on random samples from three Cairo districts, with its authors meeting with married and unmarried males and females at more than 3,000 houses at the urban suburbs of Haggana, Manshiyat Nasser and Imbaba.

Male and female respondents attributed the phenomenon to a range of causes ranging from unemployment, religious ignorance, women’s dress codes and walking style.

Mireille Aziz, a researcher at the center, said males and females had equally agreed that enhanced religious education and security presence as well as more modest dressing were the best ways to reduce harassment.

The center said it had invited residents of those areas to attend training sessions coordinated by the United Nations that seek to raise their awareness.

UN data has revealed that one in three women around the world has been a victim of physical and sexual assault.


Feminism in Europe treats second-generation male Muslim immigrants like dog shit. Something no girl wants to tread on. Even their sisters only want a native European husband.


That armies are mad up of men is something that has to end. Draft women into combat troops . Expose women to the same kind of dangersthat men have faced throughout history. Hard labour for female convicts!


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