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Missing weapons at KUMACA found

The weapons that went missing at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region have been found. The Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, ACP Kwaku Buah, who confirmed this to Citi News, said the weapons were found in a sack close to an abandoned toilet facility in the school. He said school authorities have since identified the weapons which are currently in ...

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Store keeper, 3 others arrested over missing weapons at KUMACA

Police at Asokore Mampong in the Ashanti Region; have arrested four persons believed to be behind the disappearance of two shotguns and a pump action gun, belonging to the Kumasi Academy. It is unclear why school authorities were keeping the weapons in the school. Citi News understands that one of the suspects, the storekeeper of the school, and three others ...

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KUMACA: PTA, school heads discuss health issues after swine flu scare

The Parent-Teacher Association of the Kumasi Academy has met to review the challenges the school faced in 2017, and discuss measures to ensure the development of the institution. Top of the agenda were the plans which have been put in place to prevent another outbreak of H1N1 influenza type A, that reportedly led to the 4 students in 2017, although ...

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No more swine flu at KUMACA – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the pandemic strain of H1N1 influenza type A, also known as Swine Flu at the Kumasi Academy has been contained. The disease was detected in some students of the school last year [2017] and was believed to be related to the deaths of some four students. A statement issued by the Health Ministry however indicated ...

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Health officials on high alert at KUMACA as school reopens

Health officials in the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region, say they will continue to monitor developments at the Kumasi Academy [KUMACA], to avert a possible outbreak of any disease as the students resume to begin a new term. Officials say they have also intensified surveillance in the school and within the Municipality to contain any case that might ...

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KUMACA students, staff finally receive swine flu vaccines

Students of the Kumasi Academy, together with teachers, non-teaching staff and journalists, were today [Thursday], vaccinated in the wake of the suspected outbreak of Influenza Type A H1N1 [Swine Flu] at the school. According to health officials in the Ashanti Region, the GC FLUMulti, the Influenza Vaccine being administered during the exercise, will prevent a possible spread of the virus. The ...

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Acute respiratory infection ’caused’ some KUMACA deaths

Some of the deaths at Kumasi Academy can be traced to an outbreak of Acute respiratory infection, the Health Ministry has stated. Health officials are still yet to fully establish the cause of death of four students, and the hospitalization of 32 others at health facilities in the Ashanti Region. But based on findings from samples sent to the Noguchi ...

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Samples from KUMACA test positive for ‘Swine Flu’

Out of 19 samples sent to the NOGUCHI Memorial Institute from the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region, 12 tested positive for influenza type A, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has announced. According to the Minister, reports on further tests were received confirming Influenza type-A H1N1 2009 [Otherwise known as Swine Flu], pandemic strain. The tests became necessary following what many ...

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KUMACA deaths: We must find out the cause with speed – Muntaka

The Member of Parliament for Asawase, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, has asked medical officials handling the crisis at Kumasi Academy, to quickly ascertain the cause of the recent deaths that have sparked some panic in his constituency. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the MP said the health officials needed to do all the could, “even if it means flying samples” outside the ...

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KUMACA deaths: Test results not ready – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has told Parliament that his outfit is still waiting for the results of tests being conducted on blood samples of students from the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), to determine the cause of the recent deaths at the school. Four students have died in the last week because of an unidentified ailment, prompting panicked parents to ...

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