Outbreak Of Flu In 3 SHSs Under Control – Ghana Health Service
An unusual outbreak that affected three senior high schools in the Lower Manya-Krobo District of the Eastern Region, has been brought under control, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
The secondary schools affected were Akuse Methodist Senior High School, Krobo Girls Senior High School, and the Legacy Girls Senior School.
Student activities have now returned to normalcy, a GHS statement indicated Sunday.
The outbreak occurred on October 31, 2019.
Health experts from the national and regional departments of the GHS were dispatched to support the affected schools to assess the situation and to collaborate with school authorities to bring the health crisis under control.
Flu samples were taken from affected students for laboratory testing confirmed the seasonal flu Type-A H3N2.
According to the statement, affected students are responding well to treatment.
The GHS encouraged parents not to panic but rather advise their wards to cooperate with the health and school authorities, practice and enhance personal hygiene and cough etiquette.