Students of the University of Kisii, in Kenya and the general public have been warned, should be careful with kissing, due to an outbreak of human papilloma virus.
Several people have been admitted to the Kisii level 5 hospital after positive tests for the disease.
What is HPV
HPV is an infectious viral disease that causes cancer of the mouth and is transmitted through infected body fluids and that is why people have been warned not to kiss as they wish.
Symptoms include sore throat, severe headache, high fever, vomiting and abdominal pain.
“They told us that the public health officials in this area are working all day to find out the root cause of this.”
But they are advising us even in WhatsApp groups to avoid kissing for the exchange of body fluids, “said a third-year public health student at Kisii University.
HPV is slowly circulating Kenya and little by little making its way into South Africa and will soon affect Africa in general.
It is believed that Africans travel a lot to all parts of the world.
So if the proper conscience is not created, this is likely to hit the whole world in a short time.
It is advisable to notify and inform family, friends, blessed and colleagues about this deadly disease that kills faster than HIV / AIDS.
Things you should know about the human papillomavirus (HPV)
Of the different types of human papilloma virus that can affect the genitals, and the effect they can have ranging from warts to alterations in the cells in the cervix of women, without treatment this can turn into cancer.
The papillomavirus that we describe in this paper is of the type classified as sexually transmitted diseases / infections, it is contagious through contact of the skin on the genitals (penis, vagina, anus) without the presence of fluids. It affects men as well as women.
Here are 7 things about HPV that you need to know to stay healthy:
1. Anyone who has had rose of their genitals with the genitals of someone who has the virus can be infected. Also, it can be transmitted through the touch of the skin, it is not necessary to penetrate.
2. In many cases the virus is usually harmless and most people infected have no symptoms. The body is responsible for counteracting the infection with its immune defenses. As asymptomatic, a person can become infected with his sexual partner, not be aware of this infection and transmit the infection to a third sexual partner.
3. Although most types of HPV do not harm your health, high risk nominees can exchange the cellular structure of the cervix and transform into cervical cancer. Not all women develop cervical cancer, however it is a great idea to try to avoid it with a routine test such as a Pap test.
4. Cervical cancer causes it in 99% of cases due to HPV and it takes 10 to 20 years for its development. For this reason, women who are not sexually active should continue to undergo routine gynecological check-ups.
5. In the case of women over 30 years of age, the National Coalition of Cervical Cancer asks them to perform a DNA test for HPV in addition to the pap smear.
6. Infections in women after 30 years are less likely to be healed by the body naturally, so they should insist on prevention through a gynecological routine check.
7. Male condoms help reduce risk through contact, female condoms cover most of the genital area than male condoms, however, they also only reduce the risk of getting infected. None of these condoms eliminates the risk of getting completely infected.