Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Since Nigeria seems to be looking for me

I thought I'd check in on it. Mmm. I Googled "scenic nigeria" in the image section. Bleak return.

The CIA World Factbook has some interesting stats:

It's the most populous country in Africa.
It's about twice the size of California.
Environmental problems: soil degradation; rapid deforestation; urban air and water pollution; desertification; oil pollution - water, air, and soil; has suffered serious damage from oil spills; loss of arable land; rapid urbanization
Median age is 18.7 years.
HIV is prevalent at 5.4%
Major infectious diseases degree of risk: very high for food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis a, and typhoid fever vectorborne disease: malaria respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis aerosolized dust or soil contact disease: one of the most highly endemic areas for lassa fever (2005)

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