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Good for her. I like her, she has very large nostrils.
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"malaria is a disease that should/could have been eradicated years/decades ago but no one cares?!"How? It's caused by a parasite for which there's no vaccine. Long term exposure to malaria prophylaxis can cause liver failure. Most locals live with it as far as possible. It tends to kill the vulnerable e.g small children and the infirm, whereas most people contract it at some point and recover.
24. BeeSeeLook at the pic just above these comments..... foot over the line when passing the baton?!===Good spot ... but it is a 4x400 - the second and third baton exchanges do not have to be within lanes. The different teams just have to have the waiting athletes in sequence (1st inside, last outside) according to the positions of the incoming athletes of their teams at the 200m mark.
Look at the pic just above these comments..... foot over the line when passing the baton?!
Sorry, but, I'm gonna be that person who asks, "but, is this news?"As far as I understand, malaria is a disease that should/could have been eradicated years/decades ago but no one cares?!
This article ought to have included a common sense guide to remembering to get your malaria treatment before you travel, and about recognising the potential symptoms of Malaria after you leave an endemic area, both of which are quietly ignored here. Thankfully Onuora wasn't killed, but her ignorance of basic common sense is hardly a praiseworthy story in my opinion.
I worked in East Africa many, many years ago and, in spite of taking the recommended drugs, ended up having to undergo two types of malaria. I applaud this young lady's achievement and no one should seek to demean it.
A lot of embellishments to this story especially on the having malaria part. Plenty of BS I would rather say having had malaria myself countless number of times.
A wonderful story, but, how can I make this about Brexit?
I don't understand the harshness of the 'you should have taken anti-malaria medication before you went' comments. Where in the article does it say that she didn't? Why automatically assume the worst of people?
I lived in Nigeria, took medication and used a bed net. but still got malaria. There are different strains, so one medication won't work on all of them. Plus, t's usually a preventative dose: you only take something stronger when and IF malaria is diagnosed. Taking meds is not 'a drill' amongst locals and drugs that work on white people can make Africans even more poorly. Don't judge!
It's simple check what you need to take before you go - it's particularly a no brainer if you are going to West Africa - don't gamble with your life take the antimalarial tablets - possible (unlikely) side effects or possible death - on a banned drugs list for athletes really !!
You have relatives in Nigeria. It's not your first time there. You should know the drill.
I am really sorry but look at this athlete's body (with a few others) and you are left asking, 'how can a body look like that through natural training'? I despair of athletics and a few other sports. I used to love watching it but, what honestly is the point? #drugsdominatesport
@5 Even if it does contain something illegal (it doesn't) the TUE system exists exactly for that reason to allow athletes to take required medicine, even when it potentially has a performance enhancing side-effect. Therapeutic Use Exemption is exactly what it says in the title.
Awesome!Well done Christine Ohuruogu, Emily Diamond, Anyika Onuora, Eilidh Doyle and Kelly Massey.But isn't amazing how lucky everyone is in hospital?Keep on being brilliant!
I'm glad she recovered and went on to do well at the Olympics. Malaria is a killer but only if untreated. I have had malaria at least 30 times and I lived in Nigeria for about 15 years. It's a terrible disease but with chloroquine treatment it does go away. I never once thought my life was at risk but the experience was always horrible.I believe it's poverty that causes so many malaria deaths.
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