Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium.

What Is Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)? Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Some types of this bacteria cause the genital infection chlamydia. Other types of this bacteria cause LGV. Chlamydia and LGV are quite different infections. LGV causes ulcers or sores of the genital area and then invades the lymph glands in the pelvis and groin. The most common clinical manifestation of LGV among heterosexuals is tender inguinal and/or femoral lymphadenopathy that is typically unilateral. A self-limited genital ulcer or papule sometimes occurs at the site of inoculation. However, by … Continue reading Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium.

Ottawa police vowed on Friday (Feb 4) to crack down on an increasingly dangerous protest by hundreds of truckers.

Ottawa police vowed on Friday (Feb 4) to crack down on an increasingly dangerous protest by hundreds of truckers who have shut down the center of the Canadian capital for eight days to demand an end to COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The well-organised blockade – which police say has relied partly on US funding – is unprecedented by Canadian standards. Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly said hundreds more truckers were planning to enter the city this weekend. This remains an increasingly volatile and increasingly dangerous demonstration, he told a news conference. Protesters in the downtown core “remain highly organised, well funded, extremely … Continue reading Ottawa police vowed on Friday (Feb 4) to crack down on an increasingly dangerous protest by hundreds of truckers.

No fewer than three militant allegedly killed in a grenade attack launched by Pakistani forces.

At least three militants were killed by Pakistani security forces and six were injured in a grenade attack in two attacks on Friday (Feb 4) following a search for insurgents who had attacked two military bases, killing seven soldiers and 13 of their own, in the latest violence in southwest Pakistan. At least three militants, including two ‘high value targets’ were killed in a clearance operation conducted in Kech district to flush out militants from hideouts linked to Wednesday’s attacks on military bases in Balochitan province,” Pakistan’s military media wing said on Friday night. In another attack, at Chaman, a … Continue reading No fewer than three militant allegedly killed in a grenade attack launched by Pakistani forces.

Ukraine has received planeloads of US military aid as it braces for a possible attack after Russia massed tens of thousands of troops.

Ukrainian troops on Friday (Feb 4) trained at the Yavoriv military base in western Ukraine, using anti-tank missiles, launchers and other military hardware delivered by the United States as part of a US$200 million security package. Soldiers, some in white camouflage gear, fired missiles or stood observing, while military vehicles drove across a snowy landscape. Ukraine has received planeloads of US military aid as it braces for a possible attack after Russia massed tens of thousands of troops near Ukraine’s borders in recent weeks. Moscow denies planning any such offensive. These weapons will help stop military vehicles, damage them and in … Continue reading Ukraine has received planeloads of US military aid as it braces for a possible attack after Russia massed tens of thousands of troops.

US Sectary Anthony Blinken set to visit Asia next week.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken goes to Asia next week for talks with Indo-Pacific allies, including a meeting of foreign ministers of the four-nation Quad, the State Department said on Friday (Feb 4). Blinken is making the trip despite the mounting crisis over Ukraine and policy analysts say the aim is to show the Indo-Pacific region support and that pushing back against China’s expanding influence remains Washington’s top priority. Blinken will leave Washington on Monday and be in Australia from Feb 9 to Feb 12 for the meeting of the Quad – the United States, Japan, India and Australia. Blinken … Continue reading US Sectary Anthony Blinken set to visit Asia next week.

Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract.

DEFINITION Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces. Humans become infected most frequently through contaminated water or food. Typically, people with salmonella infection have no symptoms. Others develop Diarrhea, Fever and abdominal cramps within eight to 72 hours. Most healthy people recover within a few days without specific treatment. In some cases, the Diarrhea associated with salmonella infection can be so dehydrating as to require prompt medical attention. Life-threatening complications also may develop if the infection spreads beyond your intestines. Your risk of acquiring salmonella infection … Continue reading Salmonella infection is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract.

Milia are tiny white bumps that appear across a baby’s nose, chin or cheeks.

DEFINITION Milia are tiny white bumps that appear across a baby’s nose, chin or cheeks. Milia are common in newborns but can occur at any age. You can’t prevent Milia. And no treatment is needed because they usually disappear on their own in a few weeks or months. SYMPTOMS Milia are most commonly seen on a baby’s nose, chin or cheeks, though they may also occur in other areas, such as on the upper trunk and limbs. Sometimes similar bumps appear on a baby’s gums or the roof of the mouth. These are known as Epstein pearls. Some babies also … Continue reading Milia are tiny white bumps that appear across a baby’s nose, chin or cheeks.

Malignant Mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a rare Cancer that occurs in the thin layer.

DEFINITION Malignant Mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a rare Cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs (mesothelium). Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of Cancer. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for many people with Mesothelioma, a cure is not possible. Doctors divide Mesothelioma into different types based on what part of the mesothelium is affected. Mesothelioma most often affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). This type is called pleural malignant Mesothelioma. Other, rarer types of Mesothelioma affect tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal Mesothelioma), around the heart and around the testicles. Mesothelioma doesn’t … Continue reading Malignant Mesothelioma (me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh) is a rare Cancer that occurs in the thin layer.

Plague is a serious bacterial infection that’s transmitted by fleas.

DEFINITION Plague is a serious bacterial infection that’s transmitted by fleas. Known as the Black Death during medieval times, today plague occurs in fewer than 5,000 people a year worldwide. It can be deadly if not treated promptly with antibiotics. The organism that causes plague, Yersinia Pestis, lives in small rodents on every continent except Australia. The organism is transmitted to humans who are bitten by fleas that have fed on infected rodents or by humans handling infected animals. The most common form of plague results in swollen and tender lymph nodes called buboes in the groin, armpits or neck. … Continue reading Plague is a serious bacterial infection that’s transmitted by fleas.