Eight dead over outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis

18560620.295Eight people have been confirmed dead in the Brong Ahafo region following an outbreak of Pneumococcal meningitis.

About 30 people have also been hospitalized after they were infected with the deadly pneumococcal meningitis at Brohani in the region.

Health experts in the area say the latest strain is more contagious than Cerebrospinal Meningitis.

District health director for Tain, Dr. Michael Rockson Adjei in an interview with Starr News said the situation is under control.

“We have done a lot by managing the outbreak, this is pneumococcal meningitis not CSM…it kills faster and compared to CSM this is fatal,” Mr. Rockson Adjei said.

He added that the outbreak started around December 24 and urged infected residents to report quickly to the nearest hospital for treatment.

source: ghanaweb.com

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