Panic As Mother Of One Loses Limbs After Eating Tilapia Fish
Laura Barajas, 40, had her limbs amputated after she ate tilapia, which carried a bacterial strain. The mum, who has a six-year-old son, became sick in late July after she ate the fish from a local market in San Jose. While the amputations saved Barajas’s life, her friend is raising money as she adjusts to her disability.
Barajas’ friend Anna Messina said: “It’s just been really heavy on all of us. It’s terrible. This could’ve happened to any of us. She almost lost her life. She was on a respirator.” Messina then explained that doctors had to “put her into a medically induced coma”. She added: “Her fingers were black, her feet were black her bottom lip was black. She had complete sepsis and her kidneys were failing.”
Messina has since set up a GoFundMe page to help her friend cover medical costs and ongoing care needs.
She said on the page, which has raised $38,069 as of writing: “This family is in desperate need of our help.
“While Jose has health benefits through his work, it remains uncertain whether they will cover Laura, his partner of eight years.
“Jose’s paid time off (PTO) has been exhausted, and the Family Disability program provides only 60 percent of his normal income.
“The mounting hospital bills are overwhelming, and Laura’s physical condition will necessitate significant changes to their lives as they adapt to her new circumstances.
The infection is believed to have been caused by vibrio vulnificus, a bacterial infection the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sounded the alarm on in recent weeks.
Between 150 to 200 cases of the infections are reported each year, the CDC said, and around one in five people with the infection die.
Signs and symptoms of vibrio vulnificus infection can include watery diarrhea, along with stomach cramping, nausea, vomiting, and fever.
If the infection was contracted via the bloodstream, patients can suffer fever, chills, dangerously low blood pressure, and blistering skin lesions.
For wound infections, which may spread to the rest of the body, people experience fever, redness, pain, swelling, warmth, discoloration, and discharge.
The infection is treated with antibiotics. Doctors may need to amputate a patient’s legs or arms to remove dead or infected tissue.
APC member allegedly shot dead by SDP thugs in Kogi, security agents urged to invite Ajaka
APC member allegedly shot dead by SDP thugs in Kogi, security agents urged to invite Ajaka
SECURITY AGENTS MUST FISH OUT, ARREST SDP THUGS WHO KILLED APC SUPPORTER – KOGI INDIGENES
. CALL ON PRESIDENT TINUBU, GOV. BELLO TO CALL MURITALA YAKUBU TO ORDER
. DON’T TAKE US TO OLD, DARK DAYS, INDIGENES WARN SDP, YAKUBU
Hundreds of Kogi indigenes, on Friday night, called on President Bola Tinubu and Governor Yahaya Bello to immediately put machineries in motion to curtail the excesses of thugs allegedly loyal to the Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the state, Muritala Yakubu, accusing them of being behind the gruesome killing of a supporter of the All Progressives Congress in Kotonkarfe and many cases of violence recorded lately in the state.
The over 5000 indigenes, under the auspices of Kogi for Kogites Movement, whose members are drawn from all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, said from non-partisan information gathered from eyewitnesses at the scene of the event, it was reliably gathered that the SDP thugs attacked APC supporters who were on a peaceful rally in Kotonkarfe on Friday.
In a statement signed by the Coordinator, Kogi for Kogites, Ahmed Ojonugwa, the indigenes said the stock in trade of the SDP under the leadership of Yakubu was “to commit gruesome crimes and turn around to play the victim”.
The statement read in full:
“Miffed by apparent rejection by the people of Kotonkarfe during his rally and visit to the paramount ruler of the town, we have been reliably informed that thugs loyal to the Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, committed a sacrilege by gunning down a lady, identified to have defected to the All Progressives Congress two weeks ago from the Peoples Democratic Party.
“From our non-partisan field polls today, September 29, 2023, it was reliably gathered from eyewitnesses that trouble started when the SDP supporters spotted the large crowd of APC supporters who were staging a solidarity walk in support of Alhaji Usman Ododo, the Governorship candidate of the party.
“Armed and hooded SDP thugs started shooting sporadically to disperse the APC supporters who were staging a peaceful walk. It was alleged that one Haruna Abacha, a supporter of the SDP in Kotonkarfe pulled the trigger that ended the life of the APC woman.
“The sacrilegious act of the SDP supporters is condemnable, criminal, undemocratic and should never be allowed to scale the hands of law.
“Their stock in trade is to commit gruesome crimes and turn around to play the victim.
“We call on the Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure that these strange politicians, who have, right from the beginning of the SDP campaign, shown that they have nothing to offer Kogites other than hate campaign and violence, are seriously cautioned. Perpetrators of this gruesome act must also be immediately fished out and brought to book.
“Has anyone seen the Accord Governorship Candidate, Admiral Jibrin Usman (retd), being involved in this kind of senseless propaganda where human lives are traded? He is a well respected Igala man who has also pointed out the lies of the SDP in public fora.
“We call on the supporters of the APC not to take laws into their hands in the interest of patriotic indigenes. But if things go on this way, true sons and daughters of Kogi State would have no choice but to drag the SDP and its candidate to the highest courts of the land for this evil attempt to drag Kogi State back to the dark days.
“We also call on law enforcement agencies to immediately arrest the said Haruna Abacha and all his collaborators as well as question the security agents attached to the SDP candidate on why they watched thugs unleash mayhem on peaceful and defenceless people. This is unacceptable.”
Gov Abiodun committed to rule of law, democracy”
“Gov Abiodun committed to rule of law, democracy”
The commitment of the administration ofi Governor Dapo Abiodun in Ogun state to ensure the preservation of rule of law, battle corruption and protect tenets of democracy in the country has again been reiterated.
According to a top functionary of the government, apart from prioritising the welfare of the people, the administration is working hard to deepen the people’s beliefs in the nations democratic process.
Kayode Akinmade, a Chief Consultant on Media to the governor, who spoke while answering question of a television programme on Friday, said as a law abiding leader, the governor has always recourse to the judiciary to seek redress for himself and his administration whenever the need arises, rather than engage in self help.
Akinmade stressed that the decision of the governor to approach the court over the matter between him and the impeached chairman of Ijebu East Local Government Area, Wale Adedayo, is a demonstration of his belief in the rule of law and his indisposition to ‘rule of force’.
Adedayo appeared before a Magistrate Court at Isabo, Abeokuta, on a petition filed by the State government against him, over an earlier allegation of diversion of funds meant for Council Areas in the state. Governor Abiodun is insisting that the former Council boss must prove his allegations against his administration or face the the wrath of the law for falsely inciting the people against the government.
Adedayo was arraigned on a two-count charge. According to Akinmade, it is wrong for people to rush to accuse the governor of persecuting Adedayo, who according to him, have “severally apologised to the governor in private while continuing with his ill-motivated misinformation in public.”
“The governor believes that taking Adedayo before the court will deepen our democracy and entrench the rule.of law. Unlike some other people in Governor Abiodun’s shoes who would readily recourse yo sending thugs after and unleashing other forms of violence on those who accused them rightly or wrongly, “our governor decided to seek redress in court. I think he should be commended by all and sundry for this. What he is doing is giving Adedayo a chance to prove his allegations.”
Speaking on the allegation by the impeached chairman that the governor is behind his removal, Akinmade said Adedayo was already facing removal from office before he raised the false alarms.against the governor. “He has already been accused of several impeachable offences before he wrote the letter alleging the governor. He had already reached out to the governor and other leaders of the party to help him stave off his removal. It was when he realized he may not survive the impeachment move that he connived with some other unscrupulous politician in the party to malign the governor and discredit the APC in Ogun state,” Akinmade said.
The Media chief added that claims.by Adedayo that he got zero allocation since he became.chairman of his local government were probed wrong by the FAAC committee in the state when the House of Assembly looked into his petition. He recalled.that other council chairmen in the state also debunked the allegation and even brought Adedayo with them to apologize to the governor for the wrong allegations. “But in spite of all these, he didn’t stop his scripted plot to tarnish the image of the governor. Hence, Governor Abiodun approached the court for redress.”
Speaking further, Akinmade recalled.that the impeached council boss has been in office for more than two years. “One then wonders why he is raising this alarm now. He claimed zero allocation but he has been collecting his monthly N3million security votes regularly. Local government staff in his LGA are not being owed and primary school teachers there are paid as at when due. We all should be asking him to explain what he meant by zero allocation,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu Gifts Palliatives To Lagos Safety Officers Amidst Excitement
LNSC Officers Get Palliatives, Commend Sanwo-Olu
Sahara Weekly Reports That Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu’s has as part of the efforts to ameliorate the effect of the removal of the Petroleum subsidy extended palliatives to Officers of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency.
The General Manager of the Agency, Prince Dr Ifalade Oyekan FISN, while overseeing the distribution of the palliative to Non-commissioned Officers of the Agency, expressed delight at the various efforts of the Governor aimed at ensuring Officers of the Agency serve residents and visitors to Lagos State effectively and efficiently.
Ifalade implored the Officers to remember that the palliatives are part of the motivation for a better and more efficient Officer Corp and reciprocate the gesture with dedication and commitment to manifest the safer Lagos vision of the Governor.
He said, “You need to realize that Lagos State has several Agencies and putting you among the priority cadre should motivate you to work with dedication and commitment. A safer Lagos which is the dream of Mr. Governor is achievable and that is why this government puts your welfare at the top of its list of needs, just as it expects you to put the good people and their safety at the top of your priority as Officers.
”Some of the Officers who spoke at the presentation commended Prince Oyekan for his zeal at rebranding the Agency and thanked Mr. Governor for the palliatives. One of the Officers said, “It’s quite amazing the way the Governor treats our Agency. We are one of the Agencies that gets constant attention from him at all critical times; providing necessary tools for our work, improving the welfare and commending our work.
A female Officer said, “I am short of words. I am just short of words. This to many people may look like a token, but I can’t tell you how this will help me as a single mother with an aged mother to feed at home. Thank you, our dear Governor,”.
The distribution will be done in batches, starting from the most vulnerable.
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