Shingles outbreak on UEW-Kumasi campus; 375 students infected in 2 weeks


Students of the Kumasi campus of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have been panic-stricken following an outbreak of a rash-like disease they suspect to be Shingles.

So far, 375 students have been infected by the disease within a space of two weeks, causing fear and panic on campus.

The students have petitioned the management of the university to immediately provide free medical treatment to the affected students and also fumigate the entire campus to deal with the outbreak.

In an interview with newsmen, the chief petitioner on behalf of the students, Samuel Clinton Boateng said the situation keeps getting worse by the day.

He has urged the management of the school to take swift action.

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.

The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include pain, burning, numbness or tingling, a red rash that begins a few days after the pain and itching.


Source: Ghana/ Amankwah


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