Meningococcal Meningitis kills 5 people in Techiman

meningitis5 people have been confirmed dead at the Techiman Holy Family Hospital as a result of Meningococcal meningitis.

The hospital has also recorded 25 suspected cases.

The Health Director of the Techiman Municipal Health Directorate, Dr. Damien Punguyiri confirmed this to

He said the outfit has created an isolated ward to cater for suspected cases adding that the directorate will soon come out with an educational programme to educate residents on the disease soon.

Information coming from other districts in the region has it that more suspected cases have been recorded also at Kintampo, Wenchi, Nkoranza, Yeji and other areas.

Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Meningitis may develop in response to a number of causes, usually bacteria or viruses, but meningitis can also be caused by physical injury, cancer or certain drugs.

The severity of illness and the treatment for meningitis differ depending on the cause. Thus, it is important to know the specific cause of each case.

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