KUMACA deaths: WHO Official flies in to help with investigations

CSM, Ebola ruled out


December 7, 2017

Sources at the health ministry have confirmed that a World Health Organisation official has arrived in the country to help with investigations into the cause of deaths at the Kumasi Academy.

So far a total of 8 students have been reported dead with others hospitalised but there are still doubts surrounding the real cause of deaths.

“Preliminary investigations reveal the deaths cannot be attributed to CSM,” a health official told Thenationalpenonline. “Tests conducted at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research have also ruled out Ebola,” he added. The source said the mysterious nature of the deaths have attracted the concern of the World Health Organisation and there is the possibility of sending some blood samples abroad for further tests.

In April this year, three students of the school died in similar manner prompting medical investigations with later reports indicating that the deaths could be attributed to CSM. But Thenationalpenonline sources at the Health Ministry indicate that so far there is no confirmation that the latest deaths are the result of CSM.

Source: Thenationalpenonline/2017/Kwabena Rockson


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