One Case Of Meningitis Recorded In Accra


One case of a different strain of meningitis called Meningococcal Meningitis has been recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

The case was reported at the Ridge Hospital in Accra.

Speaking to Citi News, the Acting Medical  officer at the hospital, Emmanuel Srofenyo, said his outfit is keenly monitoring the disease to prevent a possible spread in the region.

“What we have confirmed is meningococcal not the pneumococcal type.

That is also quite a serious condition but the patient is responding to treatment and the condition is fine now,” he added.

The increasing cases of different strain of meningitis have put fear in a lot of Ghanaians because of sporadic nature of the disease.

Over 37 lives have been lost due to the deadly pneumococcal meningitis which was first recorded in the Brong Ahafo region some few weeks ago. So far, the disease has also been recorded in about five regions.

Meanwhile the Ghana Health Service says it is adopting measures to stop the disease and has sought the assitance of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in that regard.

Source: Citifmonline