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KUMACA fumigated over Swine flu fears

A private company contracted by the Ministry of Education has carried out a fumigation exercise at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) following the suspected swine flu outbreak at the school. The pandemic strain of influenza type A, H1N1 2009 also known as Swine Flu was detected in some students of the school and is believed to be related to the deaths of four students. The ...

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KUMACA crisis exposed emergency preparedness failings – MP

The current health crisis at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region, has exposed Ghana’s failings in emergency preparedness, the Chairman of Parliament’s Environment, Science and Technology Committee, Emmanuel  Kyermanten Agyarko has said. Speaking on The Big Issue, Mr. Agyarko lamented that, the country’s attitude to the emergency was largely reactive, and stressed that the country needs “to focus on ...

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KUMACA deaths: Gov’t to cover funeral, medical costs

The government will bear all funeral costs of deceased students of the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region following the suspected outbreak of Influenza type A, H1N1 2009, also known as Swine Flu. This was announced by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, who added that the bills of hospitalised students will also be covered by the government. Speaking during a meeting with the ...

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KUMACA students to stay in school over Swine flu fears

Indications from the government are that the students and staff of Kumasi Academy will remain in the school till response efforts to the detected influenza virus are completed. Addressing Parliament on Friday, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, said efforts are already underway in this regard while disease surveillance measures are being strengthened. “Mr. Speaker going forward, the ministries of Health ...

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Bawumia to visit KUMACA, urges calm over swine flu fears

Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia is expected to visit the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region later on Friday following the health crisis in the school that has claimed four lives in the last week. In a statement on his Facebook page, the Vice President expressed the government’s “heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families, teachers, students and friends of Kumasi Academy Senior ...

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Cause of KUMACA deaths not yet confirmed – GHS

Despite suggestions from the Health Ministry that the deaths of four students at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region were caused by acute respiratory infections, the Ghana Health Service has said that it would be too early to comprehensively state that the cause of those deaths had been determined. According to the Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Badu ...

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KUMACA deaths: Test results to be released today – GHS

The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr.Emmanuel Tenkorang, has said that his outfit will release its findings on the cause of deaths at the Kumasi Academy by the end of the day today [Thursday]. According to him, the Noguchi Memorial Institute, which has been testing samples from the students at the school over the last few ...

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Health officials administer antibiotics to KUMACA students 

Health officials in the Ashanti Region, have begun administering antibiotics to students of the Kumasi Academy following a suspected bacterial infection which has claimed four lives within a week. Over 1,500 students have so far received the medication. The Ministry of Education has thus called on parents to allow their wards return to the Kumasi Academy to take the antibiotics ...

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Parents run helter skelter for their wards at Kumasi Academy

There was panic at the Kumasi Academy on Tuesday, as parents were seen forcibly taking away their wards from the school in the wake of mysterious deaths, involving eight students in 2017. Four students died earlier in 2017, whilst four have died within the last week, with the latest being today [Tuesday]. Police personnel were dispatched to the school to ...

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KUMACA deaths: Meningitis ruled out, bacterial infection suspected

Health officials in the Ashanti Region have ruled out Meningitis as the cause of the recent deaths at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA). The officials, however, suspect a bacterial infection in the school. Speaking to the Media, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, said “we have done all the tests for meningitis. They are ...

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