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114 KUMACA additional students vaccinated against Swine flu

Health officials in the Ashanti Region on Monday vaccinated 114 additional students of the Kumasi Academy against the H1N1 Influenza type A, also known as Swine flu. The number was part of the 174 students who could not take part in the vaccination exercise in December 2017, when the general vaccination was done following a detection of the virus. Over ...

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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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Swine Flu vaccines arrive, distribution begins today

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has confirmed to Citi News that the vaccines for the H1N1 flu arrived in the country last night. The vaccines meant to prevent the spread of H1N1 infection following the Kumasi Academy outbreak, were expected to arrive in the country over the weekend but delayed. Speaking to Citi News, Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, ...

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Swine flu vaccines to arrive today

Vaccines for the H1N1 flu virus detected in the Ashanti Region, will finally arrive in the country today [Wednesday]. This is according to the Head of Surveillance at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Asiedu Bekoe. The vaccines were expected to arrive in the country over the weekend but delayed. Confirming the latest development to Citi News, Dr. Bekoe said: “As ...

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Arrival of Swine flu vaccines to delay – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the delivery of vaccines for the H1N1 Influenza Type A  to various schools will delay. The vaccines were expected to arrive over the weekend, but the Ministry in a press statement said suppliers had indicated that there will be a slight delay in the delivery. “The Ministry of Health with the support of ...

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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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Exposing Nana Addo, others to swine flu reckless – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA), has expressed its displeasure with the fact that President Nana Akufo-Addo and many others were put at risk of swine flu from the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region. Indications are that, students in the school may have contracted the virus at the time of the President’s visit to the school on Saturday, December ...

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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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Don’t ‘relax’ in tackling swine flu – Pharmacist tells Gov’t

Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had been contained after four student deaths. But speaking on the ...

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