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Cause of four deaths at KUMACA due to meningitis

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

It has been revealed that the four deaths, recently recorded at the Kumasi Academy Senior High School in Ashanti were due to meningitis.

In all, a total of 26 cases of meningitis have since been reported at various hospitals from the school with four ending up with death.

According to Graphic Online's Kumasi reporter, Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr Simon Osei Mensah made this known at a press conference on the school's campus at Asokore Mampong on Wednesday morning.

The Regional Minister explained that if all the four cases had been sent to the same facility, the cause would have been detected earlier.

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 A poster of one of the deceased, Samuel Okyere Kwabi Dapaah, 17years posted on the school's notice board.

 Mr Simon Osei Mensah addressing the press conference Wednesday morning. With him are Mr Osei Assibey Antwi, Kumasi Mayor (extreme left) and Madam Elizabeth Agyemang, Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister.

Meningitis is an inflammation (swelling) of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known as the meninges.

This inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.Meningitis is usually caused by bacteria or viruses, but can be a result of injury, cancer, or certain drugs.

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A poster of Benjamin Opoku Acheampong, 18years, one of the four deceased students posted on the school's notice board.

 

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