The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says a total of 18, 396,070 of Ghana’s population have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic as of July 20. Speaking at a presser, the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye said uptake of COVID-19 vaccines has increased.
The Ghana Health Service says it is currently stressed with three main deiseases. Speaking at the Ministers Press Briefing at the Ministry of Information, the Ghana Health Service boss said like every other country around the world, Ghana is currently battling with COVID-19 pandemic, monkeypox and Marburg infection.
The Ghana Health Service in conjunction with the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) announced the recording of the BA4 and BA5 variant infections in the country early this month and urged the public to go back to wearing nose masks to curtail spread.
Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious viral illness that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact with body fluid or monkeypox lesions. The unfortunate news hitting Ghana today is that 5 cases of the Monkeypox virus has been confirm in the country by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
Monkeypox is a new disease outbreak that is taking the world just as the novel coronavirus did. The disease has something in common with the covid-19. The only slight difference is that the coronavirus kills easily if care is not taken or the person is not hospitalized on time.
The Ghana Health Service has given out the important symptoms of the Monkeypox disease indicating that if anyone see any of these symptoms, he or she should report immediately to the nearest health facility. According to the Ghana Health Service, the disease takes between 5 to 21 days to start showing symptoms if you come into contact with an infected person.
The Ghana Health Service has confirmed the emergence of another virus on the soils of Ghana. According to them, two cases has been recorded in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The Ghana Health Service further gave some symptoms of the virus so that all Ghanaians will be aware.
First case of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) has been confirmed in Ghana. This follows the report of the preliminary finding of two cases of Marburg Virus Disease from the Ashanti Region on July 7, 2022. The Ghana Health Service in a press statement on Sunday, July 17, 2022 confirms the disease.
Ghana Health Service announces their first findings on suspected cases of Mariburg Viruses Disease(MVD) in Ghana. According to them, the disease was identified following cases of two individuals who met the case identification of acute haemorrhagic fever in two different locations in the Ashanti Region.
Marburg is deadly than Ebola. Two people confirmed dead and 90 in contact. Check signs and symptoms.
Ghana has authoritatively affirmed two instances of the Marburg infection, an exceptionally irresistible illness like Ebola, its wellbeing administration said on Sunday, after two individuals who later passed on tried positive for the infection recently. Tests led in Ghana returned positive on July 10, however the outcomes must be checked by a lab in Senegal for the cases to be thought of as affirmed, as per the World Health Organization.
Ghana health service is denying reports that a new case of Ebola has been confirmed in the town of Tamale. “U have from the horse’s own mouth,” said Fatimatu Abubaker at a Wednesday press briefing. “We have no reported case of Ebola in Ghana.
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. So far, the monkeypox disease has been documented in three areas (Eastern, Western, and Greater Accra).
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disorder due to the Monkeypox virus and may be unfold from animals to people through entering contact with blood, body fluids and lesions of inflamed animals (squirrels, rats, monkeys, others). The Ghana Health Service (GHS) states that it is able to also be gotten via ingesting poorly cooked meat and animal products of infected animals.
Another serious disease has started making waves on some parts of world including Africa and also Ghana. This disease affects the skin and create some boils on it. The Ghana Health Service has confirmed five cases of the Monkey Pox Disease in three regions of the country. Eastern region, Western region and the Greater Accra region are the three regions to have recorded cases of this disease.
The government of Ghana has for the second time, failed to vaccinate twenty million of Ghana’s adult population against the COVID-19 pandemic as targeted earlier this year. A day to June 2022, the Ghana Health Service data reveals that 15, 206,934 have been vaccinated.
Dr. Michael Owusu, a virologist at the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research has cautioned the Ghana Health Service to banned the sales of and hunting in this country and to avoid hugging and shaking hands. He stressed that, “the point is that if you put the restriction on any bush meat alone, those eating will not have a problem, but then eating means that you will create the market for those who hunt and process it and this is how you look at it in the bigger context".
Two persons who tested positive for the Marburg virus earlier this month died as a result of the illness, which is a highly contagious sickness related to Ebola. Tests taken in Ghana on July 10 returned positive results, but the World Health Organization had to verify them in Senegal before the cases could be termed confirmed.
The Ghana Health Service has is in a press release confirmed 2 cases of deadly Marburg Virus Disease with 98 contact tracing. It is recollected that on 7th July 2022 two investigation samples from the Ashanti Region of Ghana were sent to Noguchi Memorial Medical Research for confirmation. In collaboration with the Institute Pasteur in Dakar for further testing and examination, the result came out positive.
A Research Team, has charged Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service (GHS) to end Maternal Mortality hikes in Ghana now. A Research Team know as “It’s Our Lives” which is made up of some health, renown journalists, lecturers, and other sector expert like; Political Analyst has pointed out the alarming situation to the public that, most of our escalating figures on the Maternal Mortality are allegedly due to the unprofessional practice by the Health Officers.
The Ghana health service have opened that Monkeypox has entered the country. I will share with you in this article how the first case was recorded in the country. Monkeypox is a rare disease that is caused by an infection with a virus present in monkeys. It belongs to a group of Orthopoxvirus genus.