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KUMACA: 85 Cases Recorded, 11 Students on Admission


85 cases of the deadly Influenza H1N1 have been recorded so far in the recent outbreak at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti region.

11 out of the number are currently on admission at various hospitals in the region.

The outbreak of influenza H1N1 which occupied the attention of the nation over the past two weeks is now under control, the Ghana Health service has assured.

Speaking at a media sensitization in Kumasi, Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service Emmanuel Tenkorang noted that the efforts of the media in reporting the outbreak helped in curtailing the outbreak to other parts of the region.

Meanwhile, a total of Eighty-Seven meningitis cases have been recorded in the Eastern region this year out of which nine (9) have died.

The deceased persons include the 16-year-old form two student of the Koforidua Secondary Technical School(SECTEC) who died last Friday at the Regional Government Hospital, Koforidua.

This was disclosed by the Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kwakye Darfuor, at Anyinam while addressing participants at the launch of 2018 citizens’ Budget’, having held meetings with officials of the Eastern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Koforidua, Tuesday morning.

“From January this year till now, 87 meningitis cases have been recorded in the Eastern region, in which 9 deaths have been recorded which includes the 16-year-old SECTEC Student who died recently”.

Source: StarrFMonline

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