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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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No fans in KUMACA dormitories; ventilation is poor – Minister

Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has expressed displeasure about the poor ventilation at some dormitories of the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), as the health workers seek to unravel what infection may have killed four students in the school in just a week. Mr. Osei Mensah, who toured dormitories and other facilities in the school, said ventilation is very poor in ...

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Parents want ‘spiritual probe’ into Kumasi Academy deaths

Some parents have called for intensified prayers into recent deaths at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), as they suspect the happenings there could have spiritual implications. The parents also want Watch Night Services to be organized in the school to seek God’s intervention as authorities work to find a lasting solution to the matter. Health officials in the Ashanti Region have ...

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I never attributed KUMACA students’ deaths to Ebola – Minister

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, has denied attributing the multiple cases of ‘mysterious’ health-related deaths at the Kumasi Academy School (KUMACA) over the past week to Ebola. A news portal had reported that, the Minister had suggested in an interview with Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, that the deaths might have been caused by Ebola, and not meningitis as reported ...

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Angry parents besiege Kumasi Academy as another student dies

Another student of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA), has died on Tuesday morning. This brings to 8, the number of student health-related deaths reported at the school since the beginning of 2017. Just last Saturday, a first-year General Arts student of the School, Fodjour Furgerson Livingstone, died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), after he was initially admitted at the Tafo ...

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A/Region: Minister holds emergency meeting over KUMACA deaths

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah will today [Tuesday],  hold a meeting with the Ghana Education Service and the Ghana Health Service over reported death of students of Kumasi Academy. Three students are reported to have died within one week, bringing to seven, the number of student deaths this year alone. The situation is reported to have alarmed parents whose ...

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