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Health News of Monday, 15 August 2011

Source: citifmonline

25 cases of Buruli Ulcer recorded in Brong Ahafo

25 cases of Buruli Ulcer have been recorded in the Asunafo South District of the Brong Ahafo region.

The District so far is the first to record the disease in the region.

The disclosure was made by the district Health Directorate.

Buruli Ulcer is a disease of skin and soft tissue with the potential to leave sufferers scarred and disabled.

It is caused by an environmental pathogen that produces a destructive toxin in the body.

The Asunafo South District Health directorate has urged residents to report any blister they see on their skin for early treatment to prevent the spread of the disease.

Michael Mfum-Sarpong reported from the district capital, Kukuom that the District Director of Health Services, Mrs Winfred Chianna confirmed the outbreak of the disease.

According to her, the Asunafo South Health directorate have initiated measures including house to house searches, to be able to deal with the disease at the early stages in order to prevent it from spreading.