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Meningitis outbreak: 93 dead, 548 infected

The Ghana Health Service has declared a meningitis epidemic in the Jaman North district of the Brong Ahafo region.

Current figures released by the service show that a total of 548 people have been infected with the deadly disease.

Ghana has recorded both pneumococcal and cerebrospinal meningitis since November last year.

The disease has so far claimed 93 lives from the latest outbreak.

The Brong Ahafo region is leading with 359 cases of meningitis and 52 fatalities.

Addressing the media Monday, the Director of the Health Service Dr. Badu Sarkodie said the situation is under control.

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