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Human Papilloma Virus can be deadly
« on: August 23, 2017, 11:37:26 PM »
*A senior Doctor (Name Withheld) from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) has finally declared the cause of the death


Several tests were run on these bodies but nothing was discovered until after 72hours of their death they discovered some spots on their body which was finally diagnosed to be HPV. Human Papilloma Virus. HPV: The Human Papilloma Virus Infection can cause genital warts, which can lead to cancer of the cervix. The virus is located in warts found in Body and hands and studies has revealed that the disease can spread through a simple handshake. Total death reported from this virus now is 13 in Lagos University Teaching Hospital alone. But the media didn't want to report this in order not to create fear in the air just like the case of EBOLA. To prevent this HPV pls let's sanitize our palms at least every hours (if possible). Prevention is better than cure, as it won't be discovered on time until after death occurs. Further research is ongoing to identify the symptoms of this Virus. Please go back to your hand sanitizers and sanitize your hands frequently.*
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Human Papilloma Virus can be deadly
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Re: Human Papilloma Virus can be deadly
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 04:40:54 AM »
LUTH DEBUNKS FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA STORY ABOUT HPV
The Management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital denies and condemns a fake story ascribed to an unnamed “senior LUTH Doctor” purporting to have attributed the cause of death of 13 persons in the Hospital to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Let me state unequivocally that:
 
1.   No doctor made such a claim from this Institution.
2.   Nobody died of any “strange disease” in LUTH
3.   HPV does not cause sudden mass deaths in humans.

It will seem that while many have discovered the freedom of expression unleashed by our newfound passion for social media, its attendant responsibilities are yet to be appreciated. Otherwise, what does it benefit the purveyor(s) of such wickedly mischievous falsities who unleash  such misinformation to cause mass anxiety without informing, entertaining or educating the populace?

For quite some time, it has been a regular feature on social media and mass email messages to put up some spurious claims and then give it traction by attributing it to “a senior doctor in LUTH”. Our esteemed Hospital has done nothing to attract such a reputation. We should check popular sites such as Wikipedia to verify any such spurious claims and establish the truthfulness of any unhelpful and misleading information.   

Medical literature informs us that the human papillomavirus causes a number of diseases in man, and the ordinary wart is the commonest of these. The virus is also known to cause cancer of the cervix in females, genital cancer and cancer of the throat. Occasionally, it can prevent pregnancy. The virus is found only in humans and it can be transmitted through sexual contact and infect the anus and genitals. HPV vaccines can prevent the most common types of infection and it is now recommended to be given in young girls between the ages of 9-13 to prevent cervical cancer.

Although warts have been documented since the time of ancient Greece, its viral nature was described over a hundred years ago. It is therefore absurd to attribute the discovery of this old disease to any LUTH doctor and it damages the ethical standards of the Nigerian Medical community when such reckless claims are made. There are well laid down peer-reviewed protocols for doctors announcing the emergence of any new disease.  If It is not through social media or by outlandish unsubstantiated claims from anonymous sources. Why then make such claims? Perhaps someone secretly chuckles at the discomfiture of many who are alarmed by the falsehood.

We may just be witnessing to what dastardly ends others are willing to deploy the gift of the social media to humanity. Furthermore, the paucity of correct information in the public space allows the propagation of these untruths. Whatever the reasons, there is need to reign in such unworthy motives and drown out the cacophony of such cranks through robust dissemination of correct information. This should be a partnership between the medical profession and the press, with the active support of all stakeholders.

Prof Chris Bode
Chief Medical Director

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