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50m people asthmatic worlwide – Expert

By OLA AJAYI

IBADAN—No fewer than 50 million people are asthmatic  across the world.

This was disclosed yesterday at the University College Hospital,  Ibadan during  presentation of a book entitled, Asthma in Africa.

According to Professor Olusola Awoniyi, who reviewed the book, 20 per cent of those affected by the disease die in Africa yearly.

He warned at the book launch, attended by medical experts across the country including Emeritus Professor Olu Akinkugbe, Chief Medical Director of UCH, Prof. Temitope Alonge that Asthma is a killer-disease and all precautions must be taken to prevent it.


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