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Friday, April 8, 2011

Swine Flu, Apollo, Cholera Hits Ghana

Via Peace FM Online :

" Just when the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and its allied health institutions were working hard to contain the cholera pandemic two other known contagious diseases appear to have reared their heads in the country.

The Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 popularly known as Swine Flu and Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis commonly called “Apollo” have being reported at major hospitals across the country. Authorities at the Achimota Hospital in Accra have confirmed 15 reports of the H1N1 Influenza from Achimota and its environs.

Speaking to Health Matters in Accra yesterday, Michael Alexander Garr, Diseases Control Officer of the GHS at the Achimota Hospital said officially 11 out of the 15 reported cases came from St John’s Grammar Senior High School with the remaining cases coming from Tesano, Achimota and Alogboshie areas. He explained that the disease was prevalent at the St. John’s Grammar SHS because of the mode of transmission of the pandemic."

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