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LOL! WATCH: Comedian Oliver Samuels recounts his own experience with Chikungunya

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Popular Jamaican international comedian, Oliver Samuels, recently spoke at an event in Belgium, to raise funds for the restoration of the Ward Theater, in Kingston Jamaica.

We bumped into this video online and had to share…and based on its content, it seems Maas Oliver despite the formal scene, was in his usual element, the same witty, hilarious, engaging Oliver many have grown and come to love.

It is even more amazing, how easily the Award winning comedian is able to switch from ‘proper to patois’ and back, with little effort…showing his expertise at entertaining persons regardless of cultural background. Check out the video below:

WATCH [19 mins]: Popular African Actor Eddie Watson directs touching, informative Ebola Short film/Documentary

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Popular African Actor Eddie Watson recently released a very thought provoking and informative Documentary (See below) on the current Ebola virus which has been spreading like a plague, in parts of West Africa and there have also been three reported cases within the United States.

Watson says the aim of the production is to create awareness about the symptoms and impact of the highly communicable Ebola virus, and how its spread may be prevented.

Watson is the Director and Executive Producer of the film, and also plays the role of lead actor. Supporting actors include Yvonne Nelson, Sarkodie, Chase, Naomi Watson. The film shows how Ebola affected the everyday lives of two very close brothers, one brother (Eddie Watson) a supposed Corporate businessman.
PS. I love the fact that the film is directed by someone who is actually connected with the place of origin of this virus.

Watch below and PLEASE SHARE:[WARNING: The first two (2) minutes of the production is extremely graphic, showing actual images of persons suffering from Ebola. Start watching from 2:10 mins if you may find it offensive.

Papaya leaf juice, a proven remedy for those affected by Chikungunya Virus

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I am no Medical Practitioner but sharing is caring:-)

Chikungunya is a rare viral fever caused by an Alphavirus spread by those annoying creatures, called Mosquitoes, and affecting many like a plague worldwide. It has flu-like symptoms such as excessive joint pains, nausea, weakness, body rash and high fever and some people experience nose and gum bleeding.

The term ‘Chikungunya’ is derived from the Makonde word, ‘Kungunyala’ which means ‘that which bends up’. In reference to the stooped posture developed as a result of the symptoms of arthritis from the virus.

Im a stickler for natural remedies and have been hearing alot about drinking the juice of Papaya leaf and even Coconut water to combat the Chikungunya virus, if you have unfortunately been pinched by those annoying mosquitoes…do your own research, and see what will work for you..What is the purpose of Mosquitoes on earth, by the way

So, apparently the use of Papaya leaves was discovered in India from way back to cure both Chikungunya and Dengue Fever, a research has proven Papaya leaves as a cure for Chikungunya within twenty four hours of consumption, and having two leaves within two days should completely cure the virus….

I found other general remedies via various online research, (hence I have not proven these myself), Paracetamol/Panadol to alleviate pain and fever, massages with natural oils, like Garlic with Coconut oil, Castor oil, lots of sweets and fluids for hydration, preferably eating more vegetables, green juices and natural foods during the period to alkalize the body and reduce inflammation…and minimal exercise to keep ur blood flowing and joints active.

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Chikungunya is not contagious, so no, you cannot catch it directly from someone..HOWEVER, if a mosquito bites someone who already has it and then bites you, it is almost inevitable that you will catch it as well…again, do your own research, but this is a few of the information I gathered , compiled in laymans terms and thought I would share.

Ughhh, I hate mosquitoes…try to take the necessary precautions to avoid this virus, and though you cannot fully prevent it, as truth is, if a mosquito, virus filled or not wants you, he is gonna have you, lol…heads up to those who have been caught and though painful, be assured it will pass..and as a prevention sidenote, remember mosquitoes cannot breed without water;-)

Natalie Monique