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Northern region to manage swine flu

2009-05-08 20:59:28
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Health experts in the Northern Region have assured the public that the Ministry of Health is on high alert to manage any suspected cases of swine flu.

They have appealed to the public to cooperate with health personnel by reporting any suspected case to the nearest health facility.

The experts said though the country had not detected any case of the disease, it would continue to put adequate measures in place to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

The experts gave the assurance in Tamale when the Committee on Emergency Preparedness Communication on influenza H1N1 of the Ministry of Health addressed the media to assure the public on its preparedness towards any eventuality.

The health experts advised the public to properly cover their noses and mouths when coughing or sneezing.

The experts advised sick persons especially those who had high fever, cough and sore throat to stay at home or visit the health facilities.

The Ghana Health Service had setup four sub-committees to meet on regular basis to brainstorm on the influenza H1N1 and the committees.

These are Communication, Surveillance, Prevention containment and case management sub-committees.

These sub-committees would support the implantation of the preparedness and response activities of the ministry.


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