The Asamankese Senior High School(ASASCO) in the Eastern Region has been hit with the recent outbreak of Meningitis which has taken over most of the Educational Institutions in the Country, of which Senior High Schools are the most likely affected institutions.
At the above mentioned School, it has been confirmed that about 60 students and Staff as well as some Prayer warriors at a Prayer camp have been quarantined following the death of a 17-year-old student who died of meningitis Wednesday in the School.
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According to information reaching EducationGhana.net , the family of the deceased student sent the deceased to a prayer camp where he spend many days before sending him to the hospital after his condition had deteriorated .
According to Starr FM an Accra based radio station, it has gathered that the West Akyem Health Directorate led by Dr. Samuel Agyemang Boateng has been on the grounds ensuring that persons who may be exposed to the disease due to close contact with the deceased student are detected early and treated to avert further casualties .
The deceased, a boarding student though from the Asamankese township on Monday visited the Asamankese government hospital with fever and headache.
He was treated and discharged and has been attending school from the house but returned to the Hospital again on Wednesday with complaints of headache, stiff neck, fever and alter consciousness.
The Physician assistant immediately suspected meningitis hence performed lumbar puncture to obtain fluid from the spine and transported the sample to the Koforidua Regional Hospital laboratory where it was confirmed but the patient died few hours after.