Aftermath of Accra floods Ghanaians on high alert for cholera outbreak

There is a possible cholera outbreak after the flood disaster that hit part of the country.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Health has warned of a possible cholera outbreak in Accra due to the insanitary conditions in the capital coupled with the onset of rain that flooded the city.

The ministry said it is on alert and ready to prevent any possible cholera outbreak due to the floods.

Health Minister, Alex Segbefia in an interview with Citi FM said, “Because of the nature of the amount of water that has flowed, we should also start planning or taking preventive action for the likes of cholera so that we will not be caught in the same way  that we were in the past.”

Last year some hospitals in the metropolis created isolation centres to handle cholera cases after an outbreak killed about two hundred and forty-nine people.

As of January 16, 2015, a total of 29,248 cases, in­cluding 243 deaths (Case fatality rate of 0.8%), have been reported from 130 out of the 216 districts (60%) in all the 10 regions of the country.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 Visa row: Ablakwa condemns US embassy over new visa policybullet
2 Bin Atef Ex-Gitmo detainee marries in Ghanabullet
3 Prophecy Obinim makes some death revelationsbullet
4 Issues Former NDC MP reveals US gave Ghana $300k for Gitmo 2bullet
5 Adult Movies ICE TV to go to court over porn banbullet
6 J.J Rawlings This is the surprise 70th birthday gift of...bullet
7 Gitmos Lawyer for ex-Gitmo detainee says his client is being...bullet
8 Visa privileges to officials US embassy clarifies...bullet
9 Free SHS Education Minister to face Parliament over...bullet
10 Crash Vehicle of IGP involved in accidentbullet

Top Videos

1 Lynched Soldier Listen to the man who hit Capt. Mahama's head with a blockbullet
2 Prophecy Hundreds will die in floods in 2017 – Prophet revealsbullet
3 Capt. Mahama's Death The account of this 10-year-old will leave you...bullet
4 Lynched Soldier Residents of Denkyira-Obuasi mourn Maj. Mahamabullet
5 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
6 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
7 Video Police officer attacked at Flagstaff Housebullet
8 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM...bullet
9 Video Four suspects arrested for Captain Mahama's deathbullet
10 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to...bullet

News