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    2 die from Meningitis outbreak in Ghana’s Central Region
    Published on 20.02.2020 at 13h21 by APA News

    An outbreak of meningitis in the Assin South District of the Central Region (CR) has led to the death of two persons, APA learns in Accra on Thursday.About 13 more suspected cases, picked from the Nyankumasi Ahenkro Senior High School, have been quarantined at the Abura Dunkwa District Hospital for treatment...

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    Saturday, 18 April 2020
    No vaccine for new strain of bacteria causing meningitis outbreak in Upper West – GHS
    It has emerged that there is no vaccine for the strain of bacteria that has caused an outbreak of meningitis in the Upper West Region.

    Of the 409 persons who have since February this year contracted the life-threatening disease in the five northern regions, 258 are from the Upper West Region. As at April 15, 40 deaths representing a 15 per cent fatality rate, has been recorded.

    Meningitis is an acute febrile illness which affects the brain and spinal cord. It is characterised by fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, neck stiffness, altered consciousness, convulsion, seizures and coma.

    The disease is endemic in the northern part of Ghana which falls within the meningitis belt of Africa

    The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says the current outbreak in the Upper West Region is caused mainly by a new strain of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis serotype X as well as streptococcus pneumonia, which it said has an average 40 per cent fatality rate...



    18.04.2020 Press Release
    Contain The Meningitis Outbreak Lest It Claims More Lives Than COVID-19
    By News Desk

    The Center for Policy Advocacy and Governance write to draw the Government’s attention to another rare public health crisis that has bedeviled the residents of the Upper West region.

    The Regional Minister of Upper West has declared that 258 people have contracted a rare type of the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (Serotype X), with 40 deaths in the last thirteen weeks...


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      Confirmed CSM death toll in Upper West Region rises to 43 with cases increased to 273
      Source: Abubakar Ibrahim
      27 April 2020 1:57pm

      The death toll from the outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region has risen to 43 with infections currently standing at 273.

      Dr Hafiz bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, briefing journalists on the latest deaths Monday lamented the development is not pleasant at all.

      “Since the situation became unbearable, we have had cause to inform the Health Ministry as well as the Ghana Health Service (GHS) as they have not taken their eyes off the ball...


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        'CSM now under control; no longer at epidemic level' – Okoe Boye:

        Meningitis Not Under Control In Upper West; Okoe Boye Misled Parliament – Daffiama Bussie Issa MP:


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          05.05.2020 Health
          Upper West Region: 30 More Meningitis Cases Recorded; One More Dies
          By News Desk

          Additional 30 persons have contracted meningitis in the Upper West Region within the past two weeks, bringing the total number of cases in that region to 303.

          One more person has also died of the disease, increasing the number of fatalities to 44.

          This was contained in a press release issued today, Tuesday and signed by the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih.

          According to the release, the Nandom and Jirapa municipalities, as well as the Nadowli-Kaleo districts continue to record a majority of the cases.

          The Ghana Health Service deployed a team of experts to help bring the disease under control.

          The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye who visited the region last week to assess the situation reported to Parliament that the pandemic was under control...


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            20.05.2020 Health
            Two More Die From Meningitis
            By News Desk

            Two more people have succumbed to meningitis in the Upper West and Upper East regions.

            This is according to the Minister of Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu.

            With the update, the total number of deaths from the disease in Ghana now stands at 45, with over 315 people infected in both regions.

            Giving an update on the outbreak in Parliament on Tuesday, the Health Minister said the lack of a vaccine for the particular strain of the disease has made its management difficult...