Students at Kisii University in Kenya and the general public were warned about a reckless kiss due to a human papillomavirus outbreak that saw several people being admitted to the Kisii level 5 hospital after a positive test of the disease.
HPV is an infectious viral disease that causes mouth cancer and is transmitted by infected body fluids. That’s why people were advised not to kiss as they wish.
Symptoms include a sore throat, severe headache, high fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.
“We have been told that public health authorities in this field work day and night to find the root cause, but we are even advised to WhatsApp groups to avoid kissing and exchanging body fluids.” A third-year of public health student at Kisii University.
HPV is circulating gradually throughout Kenya and is gradually entering parts of Southern Africa and will soon reach Africa in general.
It is believed that Africans travel widely in all parts of the world. So if an appropriate consciousness is not created, it is likely to reach the whole world in a time not so distant.
Therefore, it is advisable to inform friends, family members, supporters, and colleagues of this killer disease that destroys faster than HIV / AIDS.
“Please make sure this notice reaches your loved ones,” concluded the third-year student.
Latest Updates on the HPV:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are now 79 Million people in the United States infected with the virus. Most of the victims are teens and those in their early twenties.
A research by the institution indicates that people get infected by this deadly virus through sexual intercourse with an infected person. Since it is also transmitted orally, you are advised to avoid kissing people you are not aware of their health status.
Health Effects Associated with HPV:
According to the studies, the virus can cause adverse health issues. Some of the complications and conditions include:
- Genital warts
- Cervical cancer
- Cancer of the genitals (vulva, vagina, penis, etc.)
- Back cancer
- Throat cancer.
Prevention and Treatment of HPV:
An HPV vaccine is recommended for the young men and ladies between 11 and 12 years. This will help improve the immune system to curb the infection if at all they get exposed to the same. The other only measure is to ensure that you stay in a monogamous relationship with your partner.
You can as well get treatment for any of the HPV infections. The Natural Cure Labs Premium Monolaurin – 600mg, 100 capsules (not my product) are recommended and you can get them delivered to your door from the Amazon store for only $23.95.