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Ghana has reported 773 Influenza A H3 positive cases

Ghana has reported 773 Influenza A H3 positive cases out of a total of 3,460 tested samples, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Influenza virus is the most prevalent virus found from sentinel surveillance locations, which comes in numerous subtypes, including Pandemic Influenza H1N1 and H3N2.

Fever, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, muscle and back aches, overall bodily weakness, and a rash with blisters on the face, hands, feet, torso, eyes, mouth, or genitals are all symptoms of the virus.

This was confirmed after a Sentinel Surveillance for Respiratory Pathogens was undertaken across the country, according to Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, who made the announcement during a news conference in Accra.

According to Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, the first case was discovered in the Eastern Region in January, followed by a surge in April.

Influenza A H3 cases have been confirmed in all areas except the Upper East, Upper West, and North East, with the Eastern, Greater Accra, and Volta Regions having the highest number of cases, he noted.

"Estimated 74.5 percent of cases have been reported in the Eastern Region, 33.1 percent in Greater Accra, and 11.9 percent in Volta," the Director-General stated.

Meanwhile, Ghana is dealing with three outbreaks: COVID-19, monkey pox, and Influenza A H3. The Director-General, on the other hand, maintained that the country's health system was not overburdened because the COVID-19 control procedures apply to all outbreaks.

He recommended Ghanaians to prevent skin-to-skin, face-to-face, and mouth-to-skin contact, as well as to regularly clean their hands, objects, surfaces, bedding, and towels.

To minimize the transmission of the flu-like condition, he recommends wearing a mask to avoid direct contact and when touching bedding, towels, and clothes.

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