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Ayipe school closed down due to outbreak of H1N1 flu
Last Updated: Monday, 5 April 2010, 7:51 GMT

The Ayipe Primary and D/L school at the Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District in the Central Region has been closed down for two weeks following an outbreak of H1N1 influenza (swine flu) in the school.

Two, out of the five suspected cases from Ayipe Primary School that were sent to Noguchi Memorial Institute for Scientific Research, have tested positive.

In a related development, ten out of the eleven suspected case from the Mfantsipim Senior High in Cape Coast Municipality have also tested positive.

The Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa-Doe, at a press conference in Cape Coast, said with the prompt response from the Regional Health Directorate, they have been able to put the disease under control.

Madam Benyiwa-Doe said as at now, twelve cases of the H1N1 flu has been reported in the Central Region.

She said Mfantsipim School would not be closed down, but visitation would be limited. She said this would enable the health directorate to control the disease.

Madam Benyiwa-Doe called on the general public not to panic since the disease is under control in the Region.

Story by Kwaku Antwi-Otoo (Asempa FM)