Total CSM cases in Ghana rise to 409 with 40 deaths so far - Ghana Health Service

Total CSM cases in Ghana rise to 409 with 40 deaths so far - Ghana Health Service

- 409 total cases of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) have been recorded in Ghana with 40 deaths so far

- 258 of all the deaths have been recorded in the Upper West Region alone with the remaining 151 being in the other 4 northern regions

- Ghana Health Service reports that sporadic cases of the CSM occur in the northern regions of Ghana every year

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A total of 40 deaths have been recorded in relation to the outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region of Ghana, out of the 409 cases reported in total.

This was confirmed in a statement released by the Disease Surveillance Department of the Ghana Health Service on its official Twitter handle.

It is indicated that 258 out of the 409 cases of the meningitis were recorded in the Upper West Region alone, which makes it the epicentre of the disease outbreak.

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See the statement below:

The remaining 151 cases are reported to have been recorded in the four other northern regions in Ghana, which have been recording sporadic cases of the outbreak almost every year.

Meningitis is an acute febrile illness which causes the brain and the spinal cord to be covered with a substance layer.

It is characterized by vomiting, fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea, altered consciousness, convulsion and seizures as well as coma, and is transferable from one person to another.

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