Confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 in Ghana as at Tuesday, December 1, stood at 53, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced on Thursday.
It said in a statement signed by Rebecca Ackwonu, Public Relations Officer of GHS that "the total number confirmed as positive for influenza H1N1 2009 virus stands at 53 cases." No death has been recorded.
The upsurge of cases in Ghana has been attributed to an outbreak at the Lincoln Community School in Accra which had been investigated.
A total of 24 cases had been confirmed in the school on November 24.
GHS has said all the necessary measures have been taken to break the cycle of transmission within the school, including the temporary suspension of classes in consultation with the school authorities.
"The situation in the country is being closely monitored as influenza pandemics have been known to occur in waves, from 'mild' to 'moderate' to 'severe'"
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