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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ghana : 13 cases of swine flu reported at Achimota Hospital

Via Ghana Review International, excerpt :

" Authorities at the Achimota Hospital in Accra have confirmed reports of the H1N1 Influenza cases, popularly known as the swine flu, at the hospital.

The hospital authorities say the thirteen reported cases came from Achimota and its environs.

Nine out of the 13 reported cases came from St John’s Grammar Senior High School with one case each from the other areas in the area.

The victims were between the ages of two months and 15 years.

The Diseases Control Officer of the Ghana Health Service at the Achimota Hospital, Michael Alexander Garr, told Asempa News that the all the 13 have been treated and discharged.

He said his outfit had wanted to close down the St. Johns Grammar SHS, but that decision was suspended after school authorities told them the school would be vacating on Wednesday."

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