In the wake of heavy flood at the Pru East District(Yeji) in the Bono East Region, many communities along the Volta Lake were affected. Houses, dumping sites, cemeteries and other waste submerged causing the contamination of the waters.
However, communities along the Volta Lake could not avoid using water from the Volta Lake since that is their only source of water.
It came to the public attention that, there has being an outbreak of *TYPHOID FEVER* in communities like Jaklai, Parambo Sawaba and Parambo Nsuoano which recorded about Five hundred(500) cases with Twenty-one(21) complications( perforation) of which some were operated upon at Mathias Hospital(Yeji).
Most of these cases are mostly Children and young adults.
At Parambo Nsuoano were the is very serious, opinion leaders worried about the situation, appealed to Government for interventions that could ease them from their situation
The Nurse Manager of Parambo Clinic Mrs. Bekoe said, the typhoid fever has been been with them since due to bad sanitary conditions along the Volta lake as most people drink from the Volta Lake but the recent outbreak is very terrible that most of the severe case were referred to Matthias Hospital in the District Capital Yéji.
Mr. Ramseyer Ahmed, the District Health Director, explained the possibility of an epidemic due the recent floods that have washed all the waste on the land into the lake. Especially the fact is our District lack seriously challenged in Sanitation issues. No public toilets in most of the communities along the lake and lack of proper treatment of waste in the District.
Hence, they put up a surveillance team which upon their monitoring started recording the Typhoid cases. The health directorate therefore organized stakeholder engagements with the communities to give education on the situation. He said there’s a serious typhoid fever they have recorded but there’s no casualty.