Cholera outbreak at Elubo kills two
5/14/2012 2:01:07 PM -
Elubo (W/R), May 14, GNA - A cholera outbreak at Elubo in the Jomoro district of the Western Region since last Tuesday has claimed the lives of two persons, with 33 others battling for their lives.
The Medical Assistant In-charge of the Elubo Health Centre, Mr Thomas Kwesi Addai, made this known to a team of top officials from the Jomoro district who visited the Centre to assess the situation on Sunday.
The officials led by the District Chief Executive, Mr Sylvester Dadieh, included, Mr Abudu Amadu, Jomoro District Coordinating Director, Mr Raymond Serwoh, Jomoro District Environmental Health officer and Mr
Joseph Azabire, district disease Control Officer.
Mr Addai told the team that eight of the affected people were responding to treatment at the facility and the rest had been treated and discharged.
He said the dead, Mr Kwasi Nyameke, 57, and Madam Grace Taylor, 42, both residents of Elubo had been buried by officials of the Ministry of Health.
The medical Assistant said the cause of the cholera outbreak was the pollution of the Tano River that serves as the source of drinking water for over 10 communities along the river.
The DCE promised that the Assembly was going to assist in the setting up of a special camp for cholera cases to avoid the spread of the disease.
Mr Dadieh appealed to the people in the area to boil the water they collected from the Tano River before drinking.