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'Swine flu' hits Techiman SHS, 16 students affected

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    'Swine flu' hits Techiman SHS, 16 students affected
    By Ebenezer Afanyi Dadzie/ | Thu 10th June, 2010 18:24 GMT
    Sixteen students of the Techiman Senior High School in the Brong Ahafo Region, have been confirmed with the H1N1 influenza, popularly known as (swine flu).

    Classes have been suspended in the School whilst students have been asked to go home until Monday June, 14 based on the advice of the Techiman Municipal Health Directorate.

    The Techiman Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service, Raphael Dago told Citi News his outfit has directed that Day students stay home while boarding students are contained in the school for extensive treatment and care.

    Mr. Raphael Dago however said the school will not be closed down.

    “About 130 students reported to the hospital for screening. Out of that, we took a sample of 20 students to the laboratory for screening, 16 were confirmed’’ he noted.

    “We are only advising the day students who are not in the school, not to return to the school. And we have put those students who have been confirmed and other students who are coming with other serious problems on treatment. But we advise that classes are suspended for some time and resume on Monday, June 14’’.

    Ghana has recorded several cases particularly in schools, since the outbreak of the HINI influenza.

    However, only one death has been recorded so far.
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