A three-day health sensitisation seminar on ebola and cholera has been organised for staff of Accra Polytechnic.
Dr Adjoa Kusi-Kyere, attached to the Polyclinic Clinic said, ebola and cholera were claiming many lives in the sub-region.
She said ebola which causes hemorrhagic fever, results in severe headache, weakness, muscle aches, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and bleeding from the body’s openings among others.
Dr Kusi-Kyere said those highly susceptible to contracting the disease were doctors, ambulance drivers, and relatives of infected patients.
On cholera,Dr Kusi-Kyere said the symptoms included diarrhoea, vomiting, dehydration, drowsiness, droopy eyes, and a dryness of mouth, with much thirst.
Dr Kusi-Kyere advised the staff to main personal hygiene by washing their hands, eating well prepared food, and seeking early treatment when infected.
Prof Sylvester Achio, Rector of the Polytechnic, asked the staff to observe personal hygiene, and take care of themselves.
He said the government had provided some equipment for the school’s hospital to treat suspected patients.
Prof Achio said the disease is no respecter of persons, hence the need for all to take care of themselves.
Dr Prince Pambo, in charge of the hospital asked the staff to take the issues raised at the seminar seriously to stay healthy.
By Raymond Kyekye