16.04.2006 Regional News

GHS worried over 93 cholera cases recorded in Accra

16.04.2006 LISTEN
By MyJoyOnline

The Ghana Health Service says the rising number of cholera cases in parts of the Greater Accra region gives cause for concern.

The Service has recorded ninety-three cases alone this month, compared to none last year over the same period.

The Greater Accra Regional Director of the GHS, Dr Edward Antwi told JOYNEWS that the current prevalence of the disease can be traced to the last outbreak from September through December last year.

He said although no deaths have been recorded yet, the situation remains alarming.

He said, “with cholera, even one case is alarming. I mean cholera is one of the notifyable diseases. When we say notifyable, it means that one case is too many.”

According to him, “we have different classes of diseases.”

He said, “normally, there should be no case of cholera but if you have about 93 cases then obviously, you have to be worried and concerned and besides, if cholera is not treated promptly, the person might end up dying.”

“It's unnecessary. We should not be having cholera at this day and age,” he added.

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