Meningitis Accra records first case of Meningococcal Meningitis

The first case in the region has been reported at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

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The Greater Accra region has recorded one case of a different strain of meningitis called Meningococcal Meningitis.

The first case in the region has been reported at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

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In an interview with Accra-based Citi FM, the Acting Medical  officer at the hospital, Emmanuel Srofenyo, said the hospital is keenly monitoring the disease to prevent a possible spread in the region.

“What we have confirmed is meningococcal not the pneumococcal type. That is also quite a serious condition but the patient is responding to treatment and the condition is fine now,” he added.

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The outbreak of the disease which began in December 2015 in the Tain District of the Brong Ahafo Region has claimed over 37 lives.

The disease later spread to Wenchi, Techiman, Bruohan, Kintampo, and Sene districts all in the Brong Ahafo Region.

Bole in the Northern Region has also recorded some cases, with six people being killed in the Ashanti region.

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