Eleven students of Kumasi Academy in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region are still on admission at the various hospitals in the region in connection with the Influenza type A pandemic strain (swine flu), the Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has said.
The Regional Health Director, Dr Emmanuel Kojo Tenkorang, told journalists at a press briefing on Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 that three are on admission at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technically (KNUST) hospital, one at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, five at the Kumasi South Suntreso Hospital and two at the Manhyia government Hospital.
According to him the school has since the outbreak of the disease recorded 85 cases with four deaths.
He said they have not recorded any case of the disease since Monday, 11 December 2017 and have been able to contain it.
H1N1 is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses which can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of this flu infection can result in hospitalisation or death.
Students and parents who have been exposed to the disease have been vaccinated.