Lassa Fever: 12 more cases confirmed in Ghana

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12 more cases of Lassa Fever have been recorded in Ghana, according to the Ghana Health Service

The cases were revealed after the GHS traced 56 contacts of the initial two cases confirmed on Sunday, February 26, 2023.

The active cases of Lassa Fever in Ghana now stands at 13.

One person has so far died from the disease.

“This brings to 14 the total number of confirmed cases for the outbreak… One death has so far been recorded. All 13 cases are alive and in stable condition and are being managed in designated health facilities. A total of 97 contacts have been identified and efforts are underway to identify more contacts,” , a statement dated February 28, 2023, and signed by Director General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said.

He added that “a probable case has been reported from Central Region and contacts are being identified and monitored while we await confirmation. Psychological support is being provided for all cases and contacts.”

Source: myghanadaily


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