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Pneumococcal Meningitis Seven suspected cases recorded in the Volta Region

Dr. Ofori-Yeboah has told Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the cases were from Sogakope, Keta, Ketu-North, Krachi-West and Nkwanta South.

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Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia

Seven suspected cases of meningitis have been recorded in the Volta Region, Dr Yaw Ofori-Yeboah, Deputy Director, Public Health of the Volta Regional Health Directorate has said.

Speaking to Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Tuesday, Dr. Ofori-Yeboah said the cases were from Sogakope, Keta, Ketu-North, Krachi-West and Nkwanta South.

He was however quick to add that results from the Sogakope case was negative.

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He indicated that samples of all the cases have been sent for laboratory investigations, with patients currently receiving treatment at health facilities in the region.

Dr. Ofori-Yeboah further assured the public that there is no cause for alarm as the Volta Region’s surveillance system is in full action to contain the situation.

The Pneumococcal Meningitis has so far killed 32 people, generating fear and panic among Ghanaians.

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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.

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