One student of the Asamankese Senior High School (ASASCO) in the Eastern region has died out of a suspected case of meningitis prompting health authorities to quarantine about 60 individuals.

The quarantined individuals are believed to have come into contact with the deceased who passed away on Wednesday, December 20 and necessary steps are being taken to prevent further spread.

Class FM's Eastern region correspondent, Appiah Kubi, who visited the school on Thursday, December 21 reported that the student was sent home from school after falling sick.

The parents took him to the Asamankese government hospital on Sunday, December 17, where he was treated. He was still not feeling better and returned to the hospital on Wednesday complaining of headache, stiff neck and fever.

A laboratory test of fluids from the body of the General Arts student confirmed meningitis but he died before he could be treated for the disease.

Health experts had to step in and conduct contact tracing leading to the quarantine of the 60 individuals.

One student from the Koforidua Secondary Technical School (SECTEC) also died from meningitis few weeks ago.

Source: Ghana/