Pneumococcal meningitis: One dead as Eastern region records first cases

One person has died of Pneumococcal meningitis in the Eastern region, the second case to be reported in that region.

A 16-year-old boy from the Demkyembuor District died whilst receiving treatment at the St Dominic Hospital at Akwatia last week.

Post mortem results showed he died of the disease. A second infected person is on admission at the Holy Family hospital in Nkawkaw.

About 160 meningitis cases have so far been recorded nationwide.

At least 37 have died from the life-threatening infectious disease that causes inflammation of the layers that surround the brain and spinal cord.

The outbreak has now reached five regions. Greater Accra, Central, Western, Northern, Upper East regions are yet to record any case.

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