Ghana records five cases of monkeypox in three regions

Ghana recorded five monocyx incidents in the Eastern, Western and Greater Accra areas.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, made the announcement at a press conference on Wednesday, June 8. He said one of the cases was recorded by a Ghanaian person from the United States of America. America goes to Ghana “.


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It was also revealed that the cases of the 12 suspects are being investigated since May 24, 2022. According to Dr Kuma Aboagye, there is currently no treatment for Monkey Pox.


However he said there was a vaccine available but not in Ghana. “But I don’t think we have reached the stage where we will call for a vaccine in Ghana,” he said.

He further added that the recording cases were small to medium.

Monkeypox is caused by the mantleypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox. It is spread through respiratory droplets or by contact with fluids from skin lesions. Anyone who is diagnosed with a monkey, or who suspects that he or she has, should avoid close association with others.


Monkeypox starts with fever, headache, muscle aches, and fatigue. The main difference between the symptoms of a smallpox and monkypox is that the monkey causes the lymph nodes to become inflamed (lymphadenopathy) while the smallpox does not.


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