Pulse.com.gh logo
Go


Meningitis Accra records first case of Meningococcal Meningitis

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

  • Published:
Ridge Hospital play

Ridge Hospital

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.

RELATED: Ghanaians lack knowledge about Pneumococcal Meningitis

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.

RELATED: Five things you need to know about Pneumococcal meningitis

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.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 7 Ghanaian statesmen who passed away in 2018bullet
2 20-year-old drowns in Weija river during baptism [Video]bullet
3 Part of Kumasi City mall collapsesbullet
4 Govt imposes curfew on Bole over chieftaincy clashesbullet
5 Madina drivers protest against mounting of toll boothsbullet
6 Hanna Tetteh gets top UN jobbullet
7 Volta Region: Police intercepts GH¢300K worth of ‘wee’bullet
8 C/R: NSS personnel use allowances to build 5-bedroom...bullet
9 Parliament finally approves drone dealbullet
10 Vodafone Ghana congratulates best female farmerbullet

Top Videos

1 20-year-old drowns in Weija river during baptismbullet
2 Kweku Adoboli narrates what led to his conviction and deportationbullet
3 Chained By Begging Anas’ latest expose has one message, don’t give...bullet
4 Rawlings and Rebecca Akufo-Addo show off dancing skills at dinnerbullet
5 Funeral dancers in Ghana The best funeral dancers in Ghanabullet
6 Adenta Highway Protests: Police brutality, burnt tyres & morebullet
7 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
8 Mysterious deaths will happen in Ghana soon - Obinim revealsbullet
9 Infrastructure Alert Mass grave on Accra-Tema motorwaybullet
10 Death traps on Tema Motorwaybullet

Local

X
Advertisement