40 die of meningitis in Upper West Region

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At least 40 persons have so far died of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the Northern Regions.

The number of confirmed cases of the disease in the country has also shot up from 247 to 258, according to the Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih.

Addressing a press conference in the regional capital, Wa, Dr Bin Salih said the ‘case fatality rate of meningitis in the region is 15.5 % which is unacceptable.’

“About 80% of the death is as a result of delay in reporting to the health facilities,” the Minister said.

The Minister further entreated the people of the region to always seek treatment for the disease as according to him the region has over 9,000 vials of ceftrizone and five packs of pastorex to treat the disease.

He further assured that the region has more drugs to treat the disease calling on the residents to seek immediate attention.

Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com

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