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JUST In: Meningitis kills Two students of Nyankumasi SHS in the Central Region

Two students of Nyankumasi Ahenkro Senior High School (SHS) have died out of Meningitis out of seven reported cases in the Assin South District of the Central Region, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.

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Health authorities disclosed that cases of Meningitis were
reported in three communities within Assin South including involving farmer,
trader and a seamstress with appeals to the public to desist from buying over
the counter drugs as treatment.

A preliminary report by a medical team at the Assin South
District Health Directorate led by the Central Regional Deputy Director of
Public Health, Dr. Kwabena Sarpong confirmed the death of the two students.

According to him, one of the risk factors of meningitis is
mainly overcrowding and congestion as well as affected persons coughing and
sneezing haphazardly further spreading the disease.

Dr. Sarpong disclosed this when he met journalists at the
Central Regional Health Directorate in Cape Coast to brief them on
precautionary measures on  the deadly
Coronavirus, Meningitis and Inactivated Polio Vaccine campaigns

He said when his outfit was alerted about the
Meningitis disease killing students at Nyankumasi Ahenkro SHS, he rushed
to the said School with his hard working team and upon their visit realized
that two other students also had the said disease and they were treated and

Dr. Sarpong added the team screened all the sick students
but none had Meningitis.

He said he used the visit to educate the entire School
including the authorities and staff about the dangers of Meningitis and
measures to prevent it.

Dr. Kwabena Sarpong advised the school authorities to make sure they decongest the school dormitories to prevent any non- communicable disease.

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“The sad part is that a student who went home to do the
National Identification Authority(NIA) card and was well when she was leaving
the school later developed symptoms  and
was rushed to the Saint Francis Hospital at Assin Foso and passed the same
day” he narrated.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Asana Gordon/2020.

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