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An outbreak of H3N2 Flu contained – GHS

An outbreak of H3N2 Flu contained – GHS


The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has assured that the outbreak of the H3N2 flu also known as seasonal flu or the Varian Virus disease is under control.

H3N2 is an influenza virus that normally circulates in pigs. It is called “variant” viruses when they are found in human.

Symptoms of the disease include runny nose, sore throat, headache, body aches and pains, fever, chills, fatigue, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Over 400 students were quarantined over the weekend in three secondary schools in the Eastern region over the outbreak of the H3N2 Flu in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality.

The schools affected included Krobo Girls Senior High School, Akuse Methodist Senior High Technical School (AMEST) and Legacy College – a private School was all quarantined for treatment.

Dr Badu Sarkodie, the Director in-charge of Public Health at GHS, has observed during an interview that, a team of medical experts were sent to the region to handle the situation, adding measures put in place have shown massive improvements.

He assured students on the gold track who are expected in school this week to allay fears since the H3N2 flu has been contained.

“The situation has come to normalcy, everything has been done to make sure this situation contained…so this is not the reason to change the academic calendar,” Dr Badu Sarkodie said.

He advised students and the public to ensure good personal hygiene and always wash their hands anytime they use the washroom and cover their mouths when they intend to cough in public.

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