No monkeypox virus in Ghana, says GHS


The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has dismissed reports suggesting the West African country has recorded its first monkeypox case.

The GHS’s communication follows a viral report on social media suggesting that the Western Region has been hit by the virus.

In a statement dated Tuesday (24 May), the Ghana Health Service denied the report.

“The Western Region has not recorded any case of Monkeypox. An individual reported to a facility in the Ahanta West Municipality in the Western Region with blisters. Initial assessment of the case is not suggestive of Monkeypox. Further investigation under way,” the statement said.

It added: “The regional health directorate of the Ghana Health Service has enhanced its surveillance activities and will continue to provide the public with timely update on the issue.”

Source: Daily Mail GH

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