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Cholera Outbreak Hits Cape Coast; 10 Infected

The Central regional capital Cape Coast has recording new cases of the cholera disease, according to the Cape Coast Health directorate.

Some 10 people in the Cape Coast Metropolis have been diagnosed of cholera and are receiving treatment in the various health facilities in the region.

The victims mostly adults are said to have eaten contaminated food with element of faecal matter according to health experts.

The Cape Coast metropolis was one of the areas worst hit by the disease in the year 2014 during the national cholera crises. Out of the 2,182 reported cases, over 20 people lost their lives.

The current situation has been described by health experts in the region as having reached an epidemic status as more and more health facilities continue to record cases of the disease in the metropolis including the regional hospital.

Benjamin Amoako head of the disease control unit of the Cape Coast Metro Health Service in an interview  warned the public to keep good hygiene especially their food intake while again being quick to visit the nearest health post if they start developing symptoms of the disease.


Source:radioxyzonline.com

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