Accra records first case of cholera

Accra records first case of cholera

The ministry of health has issued a cholera alert, calling on citizens to be cautious of the disease ahead of the rainy season.

According to the public relations officer of the MOH, Tony Goodman, one case has been reported at the Achimota Hospital in Accra.

He further warned that the ministry is alerting the public in order to create awareness as the rainy season approaches.

Cholera is very prevalent in areas that are dirty, filthy poor sanitation and bad personal hygiene.

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Between June 2014 and February 2015, Accra alone recorded as many as 20,500 cases with 121 deaths. Nationally, the death toll overcame the mark of 200.

The capital and other major cities such as Kumasi record higher annually numbers. Flash points in the capital include Jamestown, La and Teshie, where open defecation is common.

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