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Yellow Fever Outbreak 3 dead, 12 infected

The outbreak of fellow fever was preceded ed by another outbreak of meningitis in the Tain District in the Brong Ahafo region

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The Health ministry says it has dispatched health officers to control a Yellow Fever outbreak in the West Gonja district of the Northern region which has claimed three lives.

Twelve people have so far been infected with the disease but the Health ministry says it has the outbreak under control.

“We have dispatched officers from the national and the regional level to the various districts to be able to contain the disease.” PRO of the health Ministry Tony Goodman told Pulse.com.gh “The disease has been contained for about some ten days now we have not recorded any new case.”

The outbreak of yellow fever was preceded by  another outbreak of meningitis in the Tain District in the Brong Ahafo region. Thirty meningitis infections were recorded with seven deaths. But the ministry says it is totally under control now

Goodman advised people to avoid crowded areas and ensure there is enough ventilation in their rooms at all times.

The symptoms of both diseases include stiff neck headache vomiting and difficulty in breathing. People with such symptoms are being advised to rush to the nearest clinic for treatment.

 

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