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Two deaths recorded from five meningitis cases in Bongo

The Bongo District Hospital has, from the beginning of the year, recorded two deaths out of five suspected cases of Diploccocal meningitis in the district. The Medical Superintendent at the facility Dr William Gudu, who confirmed this to Citi News, however, allayed fears of a possible outbreak, stressing that adequate measures are being put in place to contain such a situation. ...

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Manya Krobo SHS: Students charged GH¢75 for nose masks

Citi News has sighted a letter from the Manya Krobo Senior High School in the Eastern Region which indicates that students are being charged an amount of GH¢75 each for the purchase of gloves and nose masks. The newsletter, which was signed by the headmaster of the school, D. Tetteh Kwao, said the move was aimed at preventing meningitis and ...

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Prisons Service on high alert over meningitis scare

The Ghana Prisons Service has issued an alert to some prisons in the country to be on the lookout for possible cases of meningitis. Prisons in the Brong-Ahafo and Northern regions are among those advised to be on guard. The Public Relations Officer of the Prisons Service, SP Vitalis Aye, told Citi News that the alert was issued to avert ...

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Meningitis scare: 65 persons under surveillance at Asamankese discharged

The Ghana Health Service has discharged some 65 persons who were put under surveillance following the death of a student of Asamankese in the Easter Region. According to the Service, these persons did not show any symptoms of the contagious disease hence their discharge. A 17-year- old student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) died from meningitis a few ...

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Meningitis kills Asamankese SHS student, 60 under surveillance

The Ghana Health Service has put over 60 people under surveillance after a student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) in the Eastern Region died of meningitis. The death, which is the second in the Eastern Region after one at the Koforidua Secondary Technical School, brings to six the number of meningitis related deaths among students nationwide. The student ...

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Sagnarigu Assembly forms taskforce to tackle meningitis

The Sagnarigu District Assembly in the Northern Region has formed a Task Force mandated to monitor and manage the recent spate of meningitis that has so far killed several students of second-cycle institutions and hospitalized others. The taskforce christened the “District epidemic preparedness team” is tasked to visit the dormitories and dining halls of all secondary schools in the district to ...

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Tempane SHS student dies from cerebrospinal meningitis

A student of Tempane Senior High School in the Garu-Tempane district of the Upper East Region, is reported to have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CMS) The student reported to the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital earlier this week in critical condition. His death brings to two, the number of students who have died from the condition in the Region within this week. On ...

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Swine Flu drug arrives today, vaccines expected on Saturday

Ghana will today [Friday] take delivery of the anti-viral agents Tamiflu from the World Health Organization, as part of measures to combat the threat posed by the 2009 H1N1 strain of influenza, also known as swine flu. Vaccines for the swine flu are also expected in the country on Saturday. This is according to a Ghana Education Service (GES) statement issued ...

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Meningitis outbreak: SHSs need mobile clinics – UDS Coordinator

The Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes of the Faculty of Education at the University for Development Studies (UDS), has proposed the establishment of mobile clinics in Senior High Schools across the country. Dr. Ibrahim M. Gunu, in a Citi News interview, bemoaned the recent health situation that has so far killed some students and hospitalized several others. He emphasized the need ...

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Infectious disease centres needed in northern, southern zones – GMA

As the death count of students in senior high schools nationwide rises to at least eight, with many being hospitalized, the Ghana Medical Association has called for the setting up of two infectious disease centres. In its first comments on the escalating health concerns in the senior high schools, the Association also called for better links between schools and health ...

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