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Five cases of monkeypox confirmed in Ghana

Five cases of monkeypox have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra regions.

One of the cases was a Ghanaian who had traveled to the United States from Ghana.

The instances were detected through the testing of 12 suspected cases, including one case reported from the Western Region, according to the Service’s Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye.

“I’m sure we’ve had a lot of monkeypox debates on social media recently, and I believe the most popular one was from the Western Region.” That was negative; we tested and found it to be so.

Five cases of monkeypox confirmed in Ghana

“Since the outbreak began on May 24, 2022, we’ve tested 12 suspicious cases in Ghana.” Five instances have been confirmed in three regions: Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra. “There have been no deaths among the cases,” he said during a press conference on Wednesday.

Despite the fact that vaccines are available for the treatment of the disease, Dr. Kuma-Aboagye noted that

“I don’t believe we’ve reached the point where we need to call for case vaccination.”

“So, prevention is the most important thing we can do,” he said, “together with early diagnosis and reporting if we observe any rash.”

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