Aftermath of Accra floods Ghanaians on high alert for cholera outbreak

There is a possible cholera outbreak after the flood disaster that hit part of the country.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

The Ministry of Health has warned of a possible cholera outbreak in Accra due to the insanitary conditions in the capital coupled with the onset of rain that flooded the city.

The ministry said it is on alert and ready to prevent any possible cholera outbreak due to the floods.

Health Minister, Alex Segbefia in an interview with Citi FM said, “Because of the nature of the amount of water that has flowed, we should also start planning or taking preventive action for the likes of cholera so that we will not be caught in the same way  that we were in the past.”

Last year some hospitals in the metropolis created isolation centres to handle cholera cases after an outbreak killed about two hundred and forty-nine people.

As of January 16, 2015, a total of 29,248 cases, in­cluding 243 deaths (Case fatality rate of 0.8%), have been reported from 130 out of the 216 districts (60%) in all the 10 regions of the country.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 COCOBOD Matters Hackman shocked over GHc 70,000 salary for COCOBOD CEObullet
2 Cars for MDA's Prez Nana Addo halts purchase of new vehicles indefinitelybullet
3 Pension Pay 40 former MPs drag govt to court over pension paybullet
4 Photos Nana Addo’s daughters throw him a birthday partybullet
5 Mike Oquaye Ghana's Speaker of Parliament is a "big fool" -...bullet
6 REGSEC Coordinator Attack Delta Force Leader apologises to...bullet
7 AMERI Power Plant Here is the full report on the $510m...bullet
8 Wrong Robbery Suspected armed robber electrocuted at Oyarifabullet
9 AMERI Deal AMERI Power agreement was not fraudulent -...bullet
10 Sexual Abuse Lady accused of abusing pal with 'dildo'...bullet

Top Videos

1 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day - Asiedu Nketiabullet
2 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa highwaybullet
3 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
4 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
5 Meet Aisha the female mate who aspires to be a driverbullet
6 Obinim What happen'd when we fact checked Obinim's Bible knowledgebullet
7 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more tank...bullet
8 Health Alert Fufu is killing Africans - Mensah Otabilbullet
9 Video Taxi driver terrified after an encounter with a ghostbullet
10 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think...bullet

News