Since May 24, 2022, the Ghana Health Service has recorded five (5) cases of monkeypox disease.
According to the service, 12 suspected cases were discovered and investigated in the country.
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, stated at a press conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, that" one of the cases was recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled from the United States of America to Ghana, so he might have picked it up from there."
The virus has spread to Europe, Australia and the United States.
Monkeypox symptoms include fever and rash, but the infection is usually mild.
Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the smallpox virus family, but it is much less severe and the chances of infection are low according to experts. The virus is most likely to infect Central and West African countries near tropical rainforests.
Since the beginning of the year, over 1200 cases have been reported in those areas.
The virus two main strains are found in West and Central Africa.
The milder strain originated in West Africa, and is now spreading throughout the world
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