WHO officials storm KUMACA as death toll rises

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Officials of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Ghana have arrived at the campus of Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) in the Ashanti Region after suspected cases of meningitis caused the death of some six students over the last few days.

Three of the deaths are reported to have happened yesterday morning. So far, 13 students at the school are reported to have died of meningitis since the beginning of the year.

The WHO officials are at the school to immediately vaccinate the students to curb the deaths.

According to reports, over 20 students are on admission at various hospitals in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi.

Earlier, some parents clashed with security personnel and authorities at the school after they went there to forcefully take their children home.

School authorities prevented the parents from taking their children home due to fears that some students might have the disease and may spread them if allowed home.

Ultimate FM reports that the angry parents are threatening to totally withdraw their wards from the school if they are not allowed to be taken home.

The Ghana Health Service on Monday revealed that all students of the Kumasi Academy will be vaccinated before they are allowed home.

 

Health Desk

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