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Why Elderly People Are At High Risk Of Contacting Coronavirus – Dr. Kalu

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Dr Ifegbike Kalu of the Federal Medical Center, Makurdi, Benue State, has revealed why elderly people are at high risk of contacting Coronavirus.

Reports from Wuhan Province of China has it that most of the people diagnosed with Coronavirus are elderly people.

The medical expert while speaking with Daily post on the outbreak on the virus noted that the weak immunity and underlying conditions make the elderly people susceptible to Coronavirus.

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He further stated that the virus may weaken the immune system which then makes it difficult for the white blood cells to fight diseases in older people.

He said: “The truth is that even when it has to do with other illnesses there are certain factors that make you susceptible even if you are very young or old. For example, if you have Malaria the young ones will likely have more complications than the older people.”

“And the same applies to Coronavirus, immunity in the old is not so strong. I won’t like to go into details of white blood cells, how their migration and strength fight infections which are very slow and this can be very overwhelming.”

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“In the old, nutritional deficiency and sometimes these old people have an underlying condition and other issues. Underlying ailments have a way of boosting the chances of old people coming down with severe infections including Coronavirus. Like I said deficiency issues is part of them, you have to eat well and have nutrients to fight diseases.”

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