Achimota hospital records more H1N1 cases

Authorities at the Achimota Hospital in Accra say the number of recorded cases of the H1N1 influenza, also known as the swine flu has increased.

Five cases have been recorded since last week, bringing the total number of cases to twenty-three (23) since Asempa News begun reporting the issue some three weeks ago.

The Disease Control Officer at the Achimota Hospital Michael Alexander Garr, who disclosed this to Asempa News, said 13 of the cases were from the St John’s Grammar School.

The rest are from areas such as Abeka Lapaz, Alogboshie, Achimota and Tesano.

Mr. Garr said that the patients have been treated and discharged.

He added that the ages of the patients range from two months to forty-one years. Mr. Garr has therefore advised the public to be vigilant.

Story by Kwaku Antwi-Otoo/Asempa FM/Ghana