South Africa has launched the world’s largest national screening programme to detect cryptococcal meningitis — an AIDS-defining fungal opportunistic infection in patients living with HIV — sooner than it would have been picked up in the past. The fungus (Cryptococcus) can be detected by dipping a test strip in leftover blood collected for CD4 testing.
There is currently an ongoing outbreak of Meningitis in some the country. The outbreak was confirmed by the Ministry of Health as pneumococcal meningitis in January 2016. The outbreak has so far been reported in all regions except the central region involving other different strains of the disease. Here are some scenes from the two worst
The Ministry of Health (MoH) may not be considering vaccines soon as a measure to curtail the ongoing Meningitis outbreak. The deputy minister of health, Dr Victor Bampoe, responding to whether MoH was going to attempt vaccines yet, said, that will only be necessary when the cost benefit analysis are clearly favorable to the country and affected
The Western Cape Health Department in South Africa has confirmed four new cases of viral meningitis in Mossel Bay on Friday, Eyewitness News reports. The department’s communicable diseases unit says it has dispatched officials to the area to assess the cases of over 30 and no deaths since December 2015. South Africa though, not within
Health Officials from the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service on Monday 25th of January 2016 issued a statement to address the current situation of the Meningitis Outbreak currently ongoing in some parts of the country. The statement reports that the there are 153 reported cases and 33 deaths with cases currently in seven
A team of health experts led by the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Victor Bampoe has began a five day working visit to the three northern regions and the Brong Ahafo region on Monday 11th January 2015 . The deputy minister of health was accompanied by the Director General, Dr Appiah Denkyira and the Director Public
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has confirmed the outbreak of Meningitis and Yellow fever in some parts of the country. A statement from the Public Relations unit described the meningitis as one whose fatality is high but potential for massive spread is low. The statement stressed that responses from health officials in the regions and districts so far
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