Pneumococcal Meningitis Health officials in Volta Region step up surveillance

Seven suspected cases of meningitis have already been recorded in the Volta Region, with samples of all the cases being sent for laboratory investigations.

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Health Officials in the Volta region have stepped up surveillance of Meningitis following suspected cases of the disease in the area.

Seven suspected cases of meningitis have already been recorded in the Volta Region, with samples of all the cases being sent for laboratory investigations.

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Patients are currently receiving treatment at health facilities in the region.

In an interview with Accra-based Joy FM, the Krachi District Health Director, Hilarous Abio said the first case recorded in the Krachi-West hospital is being monitored by health officials.

He added that "There is no real place for quarantining individuals who have shown symptoms so the best under the circumstances is to be able to put them all on alert so that with the onset of any symptoms they can quickly report to the thirty districts in the Ashanti region."

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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 several 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 having been confirmed dead in the Ashanti Region.

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