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30-Sep-2014  
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The number of cholera cases in the Volta Region has seen a significant rise with over 400 cases, killing six people.

The number has risen from an initial figure of 201 on September 28, 2014.

Dr. Joseph Teye-Nuetey, the Volta Regional Health Director disclosed to citifmonline.com and said the Ketu-South district recorded the highest number of cases, with 175 cases and two deaths.

This is a sharp increase compared to the 65 cases recorded on September 22.

Also, the Nkwanta South recorded 111 cases with four deaths, Ho-West, 12 cases, Ketu-North 47 cases and the Ho Municipality recorded four cases.

Dr. Joseph Teye-Nuetey however said his outfit is now focusing more Dr. Joseph Teye-Nuetey on the Hohoe and Nkwanta North municipalities that are currently experiencing the outbreak.

The number of cases recorded in the Hohoe Municipality is now 49 and Nkwanta North recording four according the regional director.

In an interview with citifmonline.com the health director said they have intensified sensitization exercises in those areas to avert further spread of the epidemic.

He said, “once a case is detected the officers moves into the community to trace those the infected person might have had contact with and sensitize the community members about the disease.”

Apart from the three regions in the north of Ghana, the outbreak has ravaged through seven regions of the country, affecting over 10,000 and killing more than 120 people.

However cholera cases in some of the worst affected areas in Accra have begun seeing some level of decline.

In the La Dadekotopon area, the infection rate has declined by about 50% in the last thirty days.

In the Accra Metropolitan Assembly the number of reported cases has decline by about 20%.

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly has embarked on a move to close down local restaurants (chop bars) and relatively high end ones that sell food under unhygienic conditions to customers in a bid to halt the spread of the disease.
 
 
 
Source: Citifmonline.com/King Norbert Akpablie
 
 

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