In Northern Region Damongo SHS student dies from meningitis

The school’s headteacher Kipo Harrison said a medical team from the Tamale Teaching Hospital has taken the blood sample of the deceased for further laboratory test.

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A student at Damongo Senior High School in the Northern Region has died from meningitis.

This is according to a preliminary report by a medical team at the Damongo District Hospital.

In an interview on Damongo-based Pad FM the school’s headteacher Kipo Harrison said a medical team from the Tamale Teaching Hospital has taken the blood sample of the deceased for further laboratory test.

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The said student died on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, whilst 12 others were admitted to the district hospital.

He said this is a recurring phenomenon, especially during the harmattan season.

He, however, dismissed attempts to link the other 12 students on admission at the Damongo district hospital to the same disease.

The situation has reportedly caused fear and panic among continuing students.

This follows the death of 4 students of Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region. Subsequently, influenza type A, H1N1 2009, also known as Swine Flu, was later detected in some samples from the school.

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Aside from the four deaths, several students were also been hospitalized.

In a related development, a second-year science student of Koforidua Technical School passed away from Meningitis.

However, health officials in both the Ashanti Region and the Eastern Regions, have insisted that they have contained the situation, and have assured the public of their commitment to ensuring the safety of the students.

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