A few a lot more people have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM), bringing the whole variety of victims 40.
The number of verified circumstances have also shot up from 247 to 258.
Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, disclosed this at a press meeting in Wa.
“The circumstance fatality rate of meningitis in the area is 15.5 % which is unacceptable.
“About 80% of the loss of life is as a consequence of delay in reporting to the well being amenities,” the Minister was fearful.
Dr. Bin Salih mentioned that the area has more than 9,000 vials of ceftrizone and five packs of pastorex to deal with the ailment and has hence urged individuals contaminated with the fatal disease to report to wellbeing facilities whenever 1 commences experiencing headache, fever and stiffness for speedy interest than resorting to self-medicine.
He assured the individuals that there is sufficient medication to enable take care of and address meningitis cases.
Dr. Bin Salih, having said that, pointed out that there is no vaccine around the world for sero-type X which is at this time affecting the individuals.
He declared that a crew of gurus in the following coming times will be in the location to aid take care of the circumstance.