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Newborn jaundice prevalence on the increase for five years – recorded 9,273 cases in 2019

Newborn jaundice prevalence on the increase for five years – recorded 9,273 cases in 2019

Data from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) have established that jaundice in newborn babies has been on the rise for the past five years, recording 9,273 cases in 2019.

Newborn jaundice, one of the causes of disability, especially, cerebral palsy in children, is the yellow discolouration of the skin and eyes in the first 28 days of life.

The data said in 2018, the country recorded 7,175; 5,338 in…

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