Ghana Health Service says Outbreak of H3N2 Flu Under Control
BY ANIN AGYEI–
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, Accra- Ghana Health Service has giving the assurance that the outbreak of the H3N2 flu also known as seasonal flu or the Varian Virus disease is contained.
Last weekend, there were report that over 400 students were quarantined in three secondary schools in the Eastern Region over the outbreak of the H3N2 Flu in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.
The schools affected included Krobo Girls Senior High School, Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School (AMEST) and Legacy College – a private School were all quarantined for treatment.
Speaking to the media, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie said a team of medical experts were sent to the region to handle the situation adding that measures are in place to contain the spread.
Dr. Sarkodie assured students on the gold track who are expected in school this week to allay fears since the H3N2 flu has been contained.
“The situation has come to normalcy, everything has been done to make sure this situation is contained, so this is not the reason to change the academic calendar,” Dr. Sarkodie said.
He advised students and the general public to ensure good personal hygiene and always wash their hands anytime they use the washroom and cover their mouths when they intend to cough in public.
H3N2 is an influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs. It is called “variant” viruses when they are found in human.
Symptoms of the disease include runny nose, sore throat, headache, body aches and pains, fever, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting.
BY ANIN AGYEI, NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS, AFRICA CORRESPONDENT
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