Ashanti region Health directorate sensitize the media on H1N1 Influenza

The Ashanti regional health directorate has sensitized the media in the region on the H1N1 Influenza Virus which is responsible for the death of about 13 students of Kumasi Academy in the past seven months.

The spate of 13 deaths within seven months has caused public anxiety as parents and students demanded answers.

Speaking to the media, the regional health director Emmanuel Kwadwo Tenkorang through a PowerPoint presentation elaborated some of the major causes, modes of transmission and factors that  lead to the spread of the H1N1 virus and how they could be handled.

He however indicated that the virus could also be controlled by avoiding overcrowding places to ensure enough and proper ventilation.

Over 40 students have been affected, with nineteen currently on admission at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Hospital and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

The assurance comes as students and teachers undergo antibiotics medication supplied by the World Health Organization.


Source- Denkyi solomon/