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Health News of Monday, 5 February 2018

Source: My News GH

Meningitis kills 4 persons in West Gonja District

Four persons have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of meningitis in the West Gonja District of the Northern Region weeks ago.

The latest deaths bring to five, the total number of deaths recorded in the District after the one involving Nantomah Fadila, a first year Home Economics student of the Damongo Senior High School who died in December last year.

District Chief Executive (DCE)) Saeed Muazu Jibreal who confirmed the deaths to, disclosed that the situation is currently under control with a rapid response team on standby to contain the situation.

“We recorded deaths and it was serious. We recorded 5 deaths including the old one and nine reported cases that were treated and discharged. Two weeks ago I had an emergency rapid response team to discuss it. Two died in Damongo and the others outside Damongo. After carrying out the education and what not two weeks now, we have not recorded any case again”, he revealed.

He indicated that cases were also recorded at Larabanga and Kabalpe but was optimistic that the situation will not recur, considering the measures put in place.

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