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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ghana : Cholera cases spreading fast with 34 deaths so far

Via Ghana Web :

" Accra, Feb. 23, GNA : A total of 1,396 cholera cases have been recorded in three Regions with 34 deaths giving an overall attack rate of 2.6 per cent over a period of five months.The Regions affected are; Central, Eastern and Greater Accra with Greater Accra Region recording the highest cases of 742 with 13 deaths.

Briefing the media in Accra on Wednesday, on the current situation and measures being made to salvage the situation, Mr Emmanuel Dzotsi, of the Diseases Surveillance Unit of Ghana Health Service (GHS) said Central Region had the first cholera case in September 2010 and had up to date recorded 396 cases with 18 deaths, whilst Eastern Region had recorded 258 cases with three deaths."

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