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Monkeypox: 5 cases recorded in Ghana , health experts on high alert- GHS

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has disclosed that five cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the Eastern, Western and Greater Accra regions.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye made this known at a press briefing today, Wednesday, June 8 2022.

His announcement comes after the Ghana Health Service (GHS) earlier debunked rumours of monkeypox detection in the country.

In the unfolding development, the Ghana Health Service indicates, it has recorded five cases of monkeypox out of the 12 suspected cases.

According to Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, no death has red flag for death among the reported cases.

“So far since the outbreak in Europe occurred, we tested 12 suspected cases in Ghana since 24 May. Currently, we have confirmed five cases in three regions – Eastern, Western and Greater Accra – this is where we discovered the five cases, no death has occurred among the cases here,” he said.

“One of the cases has been recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled to the US from Ghana, he might have picked it from here,” Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye told press men.

Updates

There are now about 237 confirmed and suspected cases of monkeypox worldwide.

The UN Health agency have announced plans to contain and subdue the monkeypox virus.

By Lawrence Odoom|statenewsghana.com

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