Infograph: Pneumococcal Meningitis disease outbreak in Ghana (live blog)
The Ministry of Health in Ghana has confirmed the outbreak Pneumococcal Meningitis in some parts of the country.This is the first of such strain of Meningitis outbreak – it began in October 2015.
Meningitis is an infection and inflammation of the meninges. Your meninges are the membranes that cover your spinal cord and your brain. Meningitis can be caused by many different germs, including bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Most forms of meningitis are caused by viral infections. Pneumococcal meningitis, however, is a bacterial form of meningitis. It’s a serious disease that can cause high fatality rate but slow to spread.
Here is a break down of the Pneumococcal Menigitis disease outbreak happening across the country now
*All figures are obtained from the Ministry of Health in Ghana.