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Epidemic Eight die over outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis

District health director for Tain, Dr. Michael Rockson Adjei said 30 people have so far been hospitalized after being infected with the deadly pneumococcal meningitis.

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Eight people have died in the Brong Ahafo region following an outbreak of Pneumococcal meningitis in the area.

Confirming the news to Accra-based Starr FM, District health director for Tain, Dr. Michael Rockson Adjei said 30 people have so far been hospitalized after being infected with the deadly pneumococcal meningitis.

He added that the affected are responding to treatment.

"The symptoms are just like CSM, but let me put on record it is not CSM. There are certain factors that may give rise for the bacteria to spread from a fellow to another. Usually causes ear infection, throat infection, and pneumonia," he added.

Dr. Michael Rockson added that the outbreak started around December 24 and called on infected persons to report quickly for treatment.

"All things being equal, by close of two weeks, we should be able to overcome the epidemic," he said.

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