Nairobi county first lady Primrose Mbuvi has led a mass vaccination program against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) at the Mama Lucy Hospital.
Primrose said that the disease will be defeated with commitment to programs aimed at preventing it.
She also added that the vaccine is available free of charge in all public health facilities in the county and through outreach services in selected areas.
According to Google, the Human papillomavirus infection is :
An infection that causes warts in various parts of the body, depending on the strain.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Many people with HPV don’t develop any symptoms but can still infect others through sexual contact. Symptoms may include warts on the genitals or surrounding skin.
There’s no cure for the virus and warts may go away on their own. Treatment focuses on removing the warts. A vaccine that prevents the HPV strains most likely to cause genital warts and cervical cancer is recommended for boys and girls.
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