Swine Flu In Ghana: 4 Kumasi Students Dies
It has emerged the four Kumasi Academy students who died over the last few days died of Influenza Type A popularly referred to as Swine Flu.
Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu has said 12 out of the 19 cases sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute has tested positive for the virus.
Providing more details, the Minister said the Influenza type A has the H1N1 Pandemic strain.
At least 44 Kumasi Academy students were rushed to various hospitals in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region in what was initially suspected to be an outbreak of meningitis.
The students complained of “fever-like conditions” at the school’s clinic.
Tests however proved negative for meningitis with health officials contemplating what exactly may have caused the deaths of four students in the last seven days.