22 students put under critical observation at K'dua SECTECH following the loss of their colleague to meningitis

22 students put under critical observation at K'dua SECTECH following the loss of their colleague to meningitis

-Health authorities in the Eastern Region have confirmed the disease which killed a student of Koforidua Sec Tech to be meningitis and have put measures in place to contain it.

-As part of the measures, 22 students, said to have had close contact with the deceased have been put under strict monitoring

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Following the loss of student at the Koforidua Secondary Technical School in the Eastern region to meningitis, health authorities have put 22 others under strict observation.

K'dua Sectech

The deceased, a form two boy, died shortly after being rushed to the Eastern Regional hospital last Friday following complaints of fever and bodily pains.

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His death which came in the wake of the deaths of about 12 Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) students in what was later disclosed as a Swine Flu outbreak got both students and parents uneasy.

Health authorities have confirmed the cause of death to be meningitis and have rolled out measures to prevent any further spread of the disease.

According to the Eastern Regional Health Director, Dr Mrs Charity Sarfo, close monitoring of the 22 students was part of the measures to contain the incident.

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The 22, she explained on Joy News, were the ones who had the most contact with the deceased person before he died and thus may be going through an incubation period of bacterial meningitis.

"These 22 students are being followed up to ensure that should they also develop any such symptoms they will be picked up and given the necessary treatment.

"Currently everything is calm in the school. We have given them all the necessary support. They know what to look out for. They have our contact numbers so that if something should happen we will be immediately contacted for the necessary support", she said.

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So far, the intervention seem to have worked as students are reportedly going about their normal duties unlike the KUMACA case where parents rushed to the school in a bid to take their wards home.

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