Bird Flu Kill 4 in Ghana

Ghana’s health ministry has confirmed that the four Kumasi Academy students who died over the last few days did so as a result of Influenza Type A popularly known as Bird Flu.

The Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu, who disclosed this said 12 out of the 19 cases sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute tested positive for the virus.

Providing more details, the Minister said the Influenza type A has the H1N1 Pandemic strain.

The first case, which sparked off the crisis happened last Saturday. A first-year General Arts student of the School, Fodjour Furgerson Livingstone, had died at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), after he was initially admitted at the Tafo Government hospital when he complained of fever. Three others later died having showing similar symptoms.

This development made panicky parents and guardian of students of the College to besiege the campus in a bid to take home their wards.