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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.

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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.

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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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