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Binduri MP joins health officials to raise awareness on Anthrax outbreak

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The Member of Parliament for Binduri constituency, Abanga Abdulai has admonished constituents to be vigilant and observe the protocols laid down by health officials regarding the managing the outbreak of Anthrax in parts of the Upper East Region including Binduri. 

“I would like, first of all, to express my deepest condolences to the family of the deceased, and to wish affected patients’ speedy recovery. I wish to also urge all constituents to remain calm whilst the experts and essential stakeholders continue with ongoing efforts to contain the situation. I appeal to all constituents to take the necessary precautions and follow prevention and containment measures rolled out by the health authorities and the Veterinary Services Department (VSD).”

This was contained in a statement signed by the MP who doubles as the deputy minister of housing and copied to this website. 

It could be recalled that on May 31, 2023, Binduri recorded the first case of anthrax in the region. One person is said to have died from the outbreak. 

The legislator assured health workers and others that enough logistics will be made available to manage the spread of the disease in the area.

“I have also provided support to both the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in the Binduri District to enable them to manage the situation efficiently and expeditiously. It remains our desire and commitment to ensure that all our people are safe to enable them to continue with their daily endeavours,” he said.

Mr. Abanga again stressed the people experiencing symptoms such as “Fever and chills, Chest Discomfort, Shortness of breath, Confusion or dizziness, Cough, Nausea, vomiting, or stomach pains, Loss of appetite, sweats (often drenching), headache and bloody diarrhoea should report to the nearest health facility.”

He asked the general populace to comply with health directives to ensure that the situation does not get out of hand.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Moses Apiah|Ghana

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