- Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has assured that government will pay all funeral expenses of dead victims of KUMACA's swine fever
- The virus killed 11 students with over 40 admitted and discharged
The government, through the vice president, has visited the Kumasi Academy High School.The school, which remains the epicentre of a recent outbreak of Swine Flu, has recorded over 11 deaths just in a year. This development has attracted severe public concern over the spread of the virus beyond the school.
Health minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu revealed that out of 44 cases reported, only 4 have died bringing to a total 11 deaths in the year alone.
Samples of students taken for intense investigation at Noguchi revealed that out of the 19 samples collected, 12 tested positive for Influenza Type A.
Meanwhile, the health minister is calling for all students to be kept on campus as emergency means to provide vaccines to control the outbreak is ensured. Earlier on, medical officers at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) are currently finding the exact name for the disease found in the bodies of students who recently died.
A senior pathologist at KATH, Dr Osei Sampene, had revealed on Nyira FM that "all bodies of students from Kumasi Academy showed signs of a strange disease which could also be one of its kind in Ghana".
Meanwhile, vaccines are currently being administered to all students to protect them against possible viral or bacterial infections. Parliament has summoned the minister for health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu on updates related to the shocking deaths of persons.
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