CSM claims 7 more lives in northern Ghana; total deaths rises to 47

CSM claims 7 more lives in northern Ghana; total deaths rises to 47

- 7 Ghanaians have recently died from the outbreak of CSM in northern Ghana, sending the total number of deaths to 47

- All 7 new deaths have been reported in the Upper East Region with 71 suspected cases

- Upper East Regional Director of Health Services strongly advises anyone with symptoms of CSM to quickly visit the hospital for treatment

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Cerebrospinal meningitis (CSM) outbreak in the northern part of Ghana has claimed 7 more lives as the total number of deaths has now risen to 47 with 71 suspected cases.

According to a news report monitored by YEN.com.gh on the midday news on Citi FM, the new deaths and suspected cases have been recorded in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

In the previous report, a total of 40 deaths was 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.

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See the previous update below:

According to the Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Winfred Ofosu explained that the 71 suspected cases of CSM in his region have recorded between January and now.

He further warned the public that anybody who experiences fever, headache, neck stiffness or vomiting should not attempt to do self-medication at home as that can be very dangerous.

The director explained that CSM kills faster than COVID-19 but can be well-managed and treated if the cases are reported early to the nearest health facility.

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It is reported that all four northern regions of Ghana have recorded sporadic cases of cerebrospinal meningitis but only Upper East and Upper West have recorded any deaths so far.

On COVID-19, YEN.com.gh recently reported the latest situation in Ghana as the country's total confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths & recoveries have all increased at the same time in a recent provided by the Ghana Health Service on April 24, 2020.

According to the official website of the Ghana Health Service, the Disease Surveillance Department confirms that the total number of cases is now 1,279 with the total number of deaths and recoveries rising to 10 and 134 respectively.

This suggests that 125 new cases of the novel coronavirus were recorded with 1 new death and 14 new recoveries.

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