Western Region reports first case of pneumococcal meningitis

ghana-health-serviceThe Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang has confirmed that one case of Pneumococcal Meningitis has been reported at Essam in the Bia West District.

He said the Ghana Health Service has anti-biotics to manage the case and has mobilized adequately to manage the disease.

He however entreated people who experience neck pains, headache, vomiting and severe fever to report quickly to the nearest health facilities.

Dr Tenkorang told the Ghana News Agency in an interview that the Service He noted that the dryness of the weather had made people vulnerable to infection and asked Ghanaians to drink a lot of water and avoid hot places.

Currently, the disease has been reported in six regions of the country with a number of deaths in Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Region.

Dr. Tenkorang cautioned that late reporting of the disease would limit an inflected person’s chances of survival.

Source: GNA

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