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The Flying Paint Brush
Life and Times by Dr Sola Odemuyiwa


The book tells the story of Ade - alias the Flying Paintbrush, a champion hurdler with a scarred left foot. Ade meets Yeni, scion of the famous Martins family. To save the fledgling political and legal career of her raffish brother, Bola, Yeni implores Ade to take the blame for an accident. Smitten and awe-struck, Ade agrees only to learn, to his horror, that a young girl died and that he, Ade, not Bola is a wanted man. Yeni helps him flee the country on condition that they get married.

He returns to Lagos with a new identity, falls in love with Moji at work but he cannot leave the cruel and manipulative Yeni because the venal Controller, a greedy police officer who knows his secret, is blackmailing him. Can Ade escape his predicament?

CHOLERA - Rare Water Borne Disease
How To Treat

Cholera, caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, is rare in the United States and other industrialized nations. However, globally, cholera cases have increased steadily since 2005 and the disease still occurs in many places including Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti. CDC responds to cholera outbreaks across the world using its Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) expertise.

Cholera can be life-threatening but it is easily prevented and treated. Travelers, public health and medical professionals and outbreak responders should be aware of areas with high rates of cholera, know how the disease spreads, and what to do to prevent it.

Cholera is an acute, diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. An estimated 3-5 million cases and over 100,000 deaths occur each year around the world. The infection is often mild or without symptoms, but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 10 (5-10%) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.

•Rehydration therapy, meaning prompt restoration of lost fluids and salts through rehydration therapy is the primary goal of treatment.
•Antibiotic treatment, which reduces fluid requirements and duration of illness, is indicated for severe cases of cholera.
•Zinc treatment has also been shown to help improve cholera symptoms in children.

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