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Pneumococcal Meningitis spreads to Upper West, E/R and W/R

The Upper West, Eastern and Western Regions of  Ghana have on Thursday emerged as the latest to record cases of pneumococcal meningitis in the recent outbreak.

This brings to seven the number of regions that have been mapped as caution zones.

Unconfirmed reports state Upper West Region alone has recorded 13 cases and one casualty.

In the Eastern Region one person is confirmed dead of the disease as the Western Region records one case.

Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Tony Goodman, said on Thursday morning there are currently 160 cases of pneumococcal meningitis nationwide.

He revealed also that latest review of data shows 37 people have died from the disease but these new cases may have him announcing new figures soon.

Meanwhile the Minister of health, Alex Segbefia in an interview with Joy FM reporter Matilda Wemega Wednesday has said not enough vaccines have been purchased to cover the entire nation.

According to him, the outbreak would be contained in the four regions (Northern, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Volta) that have recorded strains of the disease.


Source: ghonetv.com/Ghana






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